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Committees of the Faculty 

i. On Athletics: Professors Burns, Macon, and Sarratt. 

2. On Buildings and Grounds: Professors Moon, Dawson, and Hen- 


3. On Classification of Students: Professors Dawson, Macon, and 


4. On Library and Reading-Room: Professors Olive, Macon, and Hen- 


5. On Health of Students: Professors Sarratt, Moon, and Burns. 

6. On Lectures and Public Lntertainments : Professors Hendricks. 

Olive and Macon. 

7. On Positions for Graduates: Professors Hendricks, Macon, and 


8. On Publicity: Professors Sarratt, Olive, and Burns. 

9. On Schedule and Curriculum: Professors Dawson, Olive, and Burns. 

10. On student Organizations and Petitions: Professors Macon, Moon, 

and Hendricks. 

11. On Senior and Graduate Studies: Professors Macon, Dawson, and 


12. On Scholarships: President and Treasurer. 

13. On Undergradute Studies: Professors Burns, Olive and Sarratt. 

A. J. MOON, 
Treasurer of College 

Purchasing Agent 


Secretary of Facally 

Andrew Philip Montagi e, A.M.. Ph.D., 1-1.. I). 
President of the College, 

Lecturer on Literatim ami History 

Partial Graduate University of Virginia; A.M.. 1882. 
Columbian University; Ph.D., 1894, Columbian Univer- 
sity; LL.D., Richmond College, 1896; Instructor and 
Professor of Latin. Columbian University, Washington, 
1). C, 1875-1897 ; Dean Columbian University, 1895- 
1 8«j7 : President Furman I niversity, South Carolina. 
1897-1902; President of Howard College since i<)<>2; 
Editor Letters of Cicero and Letters of Plinj ; Vice-Pres- 
ident Alabama Association of Colleges. 


Entre Nous 

Volume Three 


Published Annually by [he 

Members of the Senior Class 

Howard College 

Birmingham, Alabama 

<l* ih\ &. S\ 3k*t 


Jfirst p r t- si ^i rut of 2-Uuunri} (College 

VL his Annual r1s Driiirntfd 

In early life he wrought for thousands, in that he builded 
a school whence many hundreds have gone forth to serve 
God and humanity. 

The years of his life have been many; yet fain would 
we have him live them over again to do deeds like 
unto those that have made him great. 

The boys of the college, which in the days of his 
youth he founded, send greetings from their Southern 
home to him. dwelling in peace and honored of all by the 
shore of the inland sea. 

Dwelling in a beautiful home on North State Street in 
the City of Chicago and now in his ninety-seventh year. 
Dr. S. S. Sherman, to whom we dedicate this annual, 
watches with vivid interest the institutions and causes to 
which he gave many active years, regarding none with 
deeper concern than Howard College, whose earliest ac- 
tivities his brain and heart made possible. 

We could wish that some day our honored founder 
might visit the College, thus giving us the benediction of 
his presence; but we fear that his advanced age makes 
this a vain hope. 

We do, however, assure him of our interest, respect 
and erfectio.,. 

P U.K. 

Ad\ ertisements 150 

Alumni — 

Officers 56 

The OKI Howard and the New S7 

What the Alumni of i < » 1 1 arc Doing 60 

Athletics — 

Athletic Association 102 

Athletic Sponsors 104 

Varsin Football 107 

Football (an article) hkj 

Baseball in 

Track 114 

Tennis 1 1 7 

Classes — 

Tost Graduates 24 

Seniors 27 

Juniors 39 

Sophomores 43 

Freshmen 4b 

Preparatorj 49 

Ministerial S2 

Contributors 7 

Dedication S 

Faculty 17 

Fraternities — 

Sigma Nu [35 

Pi Kappa Alpha [39 

Tsi Delta 144 

Greetings 10 

Literary — 

Linguistic Lover 78 

The City of Birmingham As It Is 80 

The Conqueror Conquered 85 

Literary Societies 92 

Alabama Inter-collegiate Oratorical Contest .... 99 

Debaters 1O0 

Military — 

Battalion — Officers and Sponsors <>4-^ 

Company A 67 

Company B 71 

Company C 74 

Organizations 120-131 

The President is 



Miss Hey wood Molton 
Miss Alwera Hl'oek 
Mr. A. E. Moon 
Mr. O. W. Greer . 
Mr. Malcolm Dabney 

Dr. A. P. Montague 
Miss Ethel Armes . 
Mr. H. G. Grant . 
Prof. P. P. Burns . 
Prof. E. B. Fowler . 


Birmingham, Ala. 
Anniston, Ala. 
Howard College 
Howard College 
Birmingham, Ala. 

Howard College 
Birmingham, Ala. 
Harvard University 
Howard College 
Howard College 

John A. Deaver . . 
Richard B. Kelly, Jk 
Leon F. Harris . 
Jerome ( ). Williams . 
Melton A. Hoffman 
Herbert S. Sorrel 
Philip \V. Lett . 
Thomas \Y. Smyly 
Joseph R. Acker 
Walter A. Gwin 
Bunyan Davie, Jr. 


Business Manager 

Asst. Business Manager 

Class Editor 







Advertising Editor 


CLC) I H1I) in her new garments of red and blue, the Entre-Nous of 
1911-12 hails forth. We would render all honor to our predeces- 
sors, but in the belief that growth is the law of life, we have added 
two new departments, Alumni and Literary. Your scribes give to you 
this our book, trusting that you will find clearly and truly written upon 
its pages the record of our year's activity. We have striven to write so 
clearly and plainly that when any student or friend of Howard College 
shall in after years glean these pages, he shall see before him the picture 
of his boyhood days and feel once again the heart-throbs of a busy student 
body. As for the accomplishment of our aim, we have no apologies to 
make, for we have done our best. 

With grateful hearts to those who have so kindly contributed to its sup- 
port, we submit this, the third volume of Entre-Nous. 


Entrance Examinations, Tuesday and Wednesday, September ioth and 

First Term begins, Thursday, September iith. 
Inter-Society Oratorical Contest, November 22d. 

Thanksgiving Holiday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 28-30. 
Christmas Holidays, December 21, 191 2 — January 2, 191 3. 


Mid-session Examinations begin, January 20th. 

First Term Ends, January 2<;th. 

Second Term begins, January 27th. 

Anniversary of Philomathic Literary Society, February 7th. 

Anniversary of Franklin Literary Society, April 1 8th. 

Final Examinations begin, May 19th. 

Commencement, May 25th-28th. 

Board of Trustees 

I wii s B. I'll IS, President 
A. I). Smi i ii. Vice-President 

V. C. 1\ \ i i 1 1 r, Secretary 


W. M. Bl VCKWELDl R . 
W'iiii wi A. I) w is 
(_ . S. Rabb . . 
I'. C. Rati iff . 

I). Smith . 

II. Marbury . 

A. French 

V. Smith . 





'(.. I). Motley . 
|on\ R. Keyton 
J. B. Ei us . . 
J. S. Carroll . 
I. (i. Lowrey . 
\Y. 1'. McAdory . 
J. C. M \w\ i .1.1. . 


\ W. Bui . 
S. S. Broadus 
I). C. Cooper . 
W. I. E. Cox . 
I. W. Minor . 
I.. Lasseter . 
K I . I'i i i us . 
|. C. Wrighi . 














I\" 191;, 

( iadsden 
I roy 

Alexander Citv 


19 14 







\ luntsville 


Alumni Trustees 

S. W. Which Talladega 

Term Kxpires in 191 2 

J. D. HEACOCK Birmingham 

Term Kxpires in 19 13 

H. J. Willingham Montgomery 

Term Kxpires in 19 14 

Wm. A. Davis, Treasurer of Kndowment Anniston 

D. C. COOPER, Auditor of the College ,. . Oxford 

R. H. Hunt, Architect of the College . . Chattanooga, Tenn. 

JAMES WALKER, Jr., Kand Agent . . . Birmingham 

Committees of the Board of Trustees 

J. W. MlNOR, Chairman 

A. D. Smith 

P. C. R.vr 1.1 1- f 

\V. P. McAdory 

W. M. Blackwelder 

The President of the Board 

The President of the College 

\Y. J. K. Co\, Chairman 

J. G. Lowrey C. S. Rabb 



\. W. Bill., Chairman 

J. B. Ellis \Y. A. Davis 

A. I). S\n mi I). C. Cooper 


Geo. W. m vcon, A.M.. Ph.D., 
Professor of Biology 

LB., Howard College, 1SS4: A.M. 
Howard College; Ph.D., I niversit) of 
Alabama; Graduate student Columbia I ni- 
versity, New York, and Brooklyn Biologi- 
cal Institute, New York; Professor in 
Howard College; Professor ol Biology in 
Mercer I niversity, Macon, Ga., 1895 
[908; Dean <it Howard College, rgo8 

Allen Jefferson .Moon, A.B.. A.M., 

Professor of Greek and Latin. 

A.B., Lineville College, (896; A.B., 
Howard College, 1 8<j7 : A.M., Howard 
College-, i<)()2 ; teacher Hart-elle College, 
1 897-1899; student University of Virginia, 
[899-1901; student Lniversin of Chicago, 
Summer Quarter, 1903; Professor of 
Latin, Rawlin Institute, Virginia; Fellow 
in Greek, University of Chicago, [910-ir; 
Professor of Greek and Latin. Howard 
College since [907; President of Society of 
the Alumni, [908-1909. 

Jonx C. Dawson, A.B., A.M.. 
Profesosr 0/ Modern Languages 

A.B., Georgetown College, 1901 ; A.M., 
Howard College, 19 10; Principal Scotts- 
boro (Alabama) Baptist Institute, 1901- 
1903; studied in Germany and France 
Spring and Summer of 1903; student Cor- 
nell University, Summer 1904, and Uni- 
versity of Chicago, Summer 1905; in Ger- 
many, Summer 1907; University of Caen. 
France, 1909; Instructor in French and 
German, Summer School for Teachers, 
University of Alabama, 19 10; Editor 
Picard's La Petite Yille; Professor Mod- 
ern Languages in Howard College since 

James Albert Hexdricks, A.B.. Th.B., 

Professor of Economics and History, and 
Instructor in the Bible 

A.H. and A.M., Howard College, 1892: 
Th.B., Southern Baptist Theological Semi- 
nary, Louisville, 1895 ; Student or Church 
History. Union Seminary, New York, 
[902-1903; graduate student Columbia 
University, 'New York, 1902-1903; grad- 
uate student at University of Chicago Sum 
mer quarter, 1908; student University of 
Chicago Summer 191 I ; Professor in How- 
ard College since 190s. 

Alfred H. Olii i . A.B., A. i. 
Professor of Chemistry mnl Physics 

V.B., 1905, A. M .. [906, Wake Forest 
College; Instructor and student Wake 
Forest College, 1965-1906; Instructor and 
student Cornell University, [906-1 
Professor in Howard College since 1907. 

I. \ri. Broadus Fow i.i.r. A.B., 

Professor of English 

A.B., Wake Forest College, 1903; Grad- 
uate student Universitj of Chicago, 1905- 
1907; Assistant in English, Walce Forest 
College; Principal Public School. Monroe. 
N. C; Professor of English, Baptist Uni- 
versity tor Women. Raleigh, N. C, i<)»>7- 
[908; Professor in Howard College since 

"( )n leave of absence. 

*James William Norman, A.B., 
Professor of Mathematics anil Astronomy 

A. P., Mercer University; Co-Principal 
.Mercer University Summer School, 1906; 
Student Harvard University, 1906-1907; 
Co-Principal Hearn Academy, Georgia. 
Professor in Howard College since igo8. 

*On leave of absence. 

Charles Madison Sarratt. A.H.. 

Acting Professor of Mathematics 

A.H., Cornell University; Teacher of 
Mathematics, High School, Elizabeth City, 
N. C, 1909-1910; student Harvard Uni- 
versity Summer School, [908-1909; grad- 
uate student Cornell University, 1910- 
[911; Member of National Association of 
Mathematics Teachers; Acting Professor 
of Mathematics in Howard College, 1 <j 1 1 - 

I'l KO I'k Ml Hi K\s. A. 15.. 

dcting Professor of English 

VI*.. Howard College, 1904; Teacher of 
Latin South Carolina Co-Educational In- 
stitute. Edgefield, South Carolina. [904- 

[905; Teacher of Latin and English Lit- 
erature, same. 1905-1911; Commandant of 
Cadets and Acting Professor Howard Col- 
lege, i<)i i-kji2. 

J. I ■".. I )i w. A.H.. [911-1912 
Instructor m Latin 

Ai.r.u: Cletus Anderson, 

A.B., Howard College, 1911-1912; Aca- 
demic Adjutant, 1911-1912. 

Mrs. Harris, 
Mii! 1 on 

Andrew Richard Bliss, jr.. 

K vj/, Ph.G., Ph.C., Phm.D.. A.M. 

Ph.G., New York College of Pharmacy; 
Ph.C. and Phm.D., Columbia University: 
Professor of Pharmacy and Bacteriolog\ 
and Assistant Professor of Chemistry. L ni- 
versity of Alabama; Professor of Pharma- 
cology and Associate Professor of Chemis- 
try, Birmingham Medical College; Collab- 
orator of "The Biochemical Bulletin :" 
Member American Chemical Society. 

John Alexander Deaver, A.M.. II K A 
Philomathian Cleveland 

A.B., Howard College, 11; Winner 
New Man's Medal, 'io-'n; Contestant 
Walker Percy Medal, 'io-'n: President 
Athletic Association. 'ii-'ii; Editor-in- 
Chief ENTRE-NOUS 11-12. 

Jessh Mercer Rodgers, A.M.. 

/ 1 1, nk I in Dothan 

A.B., Howard College, n: Winner 
Sophomore- Medal, 'oS-'oo: President 
Junior Class. ()<)-'io; President Senior 

Class, 'io'ii; Military Adjutant, 'io-'ll. 

Bi nyan Smith, A.M.. 
Philomathian .... Rockmart, Ga. 
A.B., Howard College, 1 1. 

Senior Class 


Colors: Purple and White 
A. A. Bolen . 


\V. K. E. James 
J. ( ). Williams 
A. C. Anderson 
R. B. Kelly, jr. 

Flower : Swi et Pea 


I ice-President 
Secretary and Treasurer 


I I is tor in n 

Joseph Ragan .Vkik. B.S., 
Franklin Lincoln 

Entre-Nous Board, [911-12; Captain 
Compan} "A," i«)i 1-12. 

Ai.i.n: Cletus Andersin, A.B., 
Franklin Hartford 

Contestant Franklin New Man 's Medal. 
1908; Contestant Junior Medal, 1908; 
Academic Adjutant, [908; Representative 
in Inter-Society Debate, [911-12; Academic 

Adjutant. 191 1-12. 

Arch iK A. Bolen, U.S.. 

Frank I in Ja< -, 

Contestant New Man's Medal. [908- 
[909; Contestant Junior Medal. [910- 
[911; President Junior Class, [910-1911; 
President Senior Class, [911-1912; Presi- 
dent Y. M. C. A.. [909-1910; President 
Y. M. C. A.. [910-19] 1. 

Hubert H. Buzbee, A.B., 
Franklin Jasper 

Contestant Sophomore Medal, 1910; 
Contestant Junior Medal, 191 1; Military 
Adjutant, 1 <j 1 i-i 2. 

James Elmer Dean, A.B., 
Franklin Birmingham 

Historian Junior Class, 1910-i9.II ; Rep- 
resentative in Inter-bociety Debate, igii- 
1912; Instructor in Latin, 191 1-19 12. 

J. Walter Gwin, B.S., 
Philomathian Adtier 

Varsity Foot-Ball, '09, 'io, '11; Kntre- 
Nous Board, [91 i-i'ji 2 ; Captain Com- 
pany B, [911-1912. 

Leon F. II uiris, A.B., n K \. K * 

Franklin .... Birmingham, Ala, 

Assistant Militan Adjutant, [911-1912; 
Assistant Manager Entre-Nous, 11-12: 
Secretary Junior Class, [907-1908. 

Melton Arrington Hoffman, A.B., 

Franklin Clayton, Ala. 

Contestant Sophomore Medal, 'og-'lOJ 
Track Team, '10-12 ; President Volunteer 
Hand. Ii-'i2; First Lieutenant Compam 

C, 'ii-'i2: Entre-Nous Hoard. 'n-'i2. 

W. K. E. James, A.B., 
Franklin Cuba, Ala. 

Contestant Sophomore Medal. '08 : Vice- 
President V. M. C. A., io-'u; President 
Y. M. C. A., 11-12; Secretary Senior 

Class. '1 i-'i 2. 

Richard Bussey Kelly, Jr.. A.B.. i X. 
Franklin Birmingham 

Manager Track Team, '10, ii. 12: 
Manager Second Team Foot-Ball, '10-11: 
Varsity Foot-Ball, '10, '11; Contestant 
Junior .Medal, 11; Assistant Business Man- 
ager Entre-Nous 'og-'io; Business Man- 
ager Fn'TRE-Nous ii-'i2; First Lieuten- 
ant Company B, '11-12. 

Philip W. Lett, A.B.. 
Franklin .... Lower Peach Tree 

President Sophomore Class, '09-' 10; Var- 
sity Foot-Ball, 'io-'ii: Treasurer Senior 
Class, '11 -12; Captain Company C, II- 
'12; Entre-Nous Board, 'ii-'i2. 

Edward Isaac Oliver, A.B.. 
Franklin Daviston 

Contestant New Man's Medal, '07; 
Freshman Class Historian, '07; Contestant 
Sophomore Medal, 09; Preliminary Contes- 
tant tor Stage in State ( )ratorical Contest. 

Thom \s W. :>\n i i . A.H.. 
Franklin Vim-land. Ala. 

Winner Sophomore Modal, 'oqVio; 
President Athletic Association, lo-'ii: 
President McCollum Missionarj Society, 
io-'ii; Representative- in Inter-Societj De 
hate, 'io-'ii; Representative in Perc) 
Medal Debate. io-'ii; Winner Junior 
Medal. io-'ii; Representative Alabama 
Intei -Collegiate Oratorical Contest, 12: 
First Lieutenant Companj A. 11-12: 
1 \ 1 ri -Nous Board, 1 1-1 2. 

Herbert Sumerel Sorrel, A.B., i N 

Franklin Dadeville, Ala. 

Second Lieutenant Companj B. 11- 
12; Entre-Nous Board, "ii-'i2. 

A. C. S\\ ini) ill, A.B 

Philomathian . . Birmingham, Ala. 

Jerome Oscar Williams, A.B., 

n K A 

Franklin Clanton, Ala. 

Winner New Man's Medal, '<><)-'n>; 
Contestant Sophomore Medal, 'og-'io; Pre- 
liminary Contestant for St;:'_ r e in State Ora- 
torical Contest. 'li-'i2; Second Lieutenant 
Company A, 'll-'l2; Entre-Nous Board, 
'ii-'i2; Orator of his Class. 

J. M. Collier, A.B., 

Decatur, Ala. 
Principal Decatur Hi'jh School 

Class Prophecy 

ANNIE LOl " ACKER will one day be a man. Commanding in 
appearance, free-hearted, loving among the ladies, given to study 

(just before Exams.), close in financial matters, winning in his 
ways, he expects to go through the world on "flowerj beds of ease." By 
1924 he will have finished his studies in science, and by [937 will have 
found a wife, judging by his past experiences. He hopes to become State 
Chemist at the age of seventy. In the meantime, much of his time will be 
spent m honest toil in a guano factory. 

"Andy" Anderson, the conservative man of his class, will some day 
bring honor to his Alma-Mater. By his keen intellect and marked ability 
as a disciplinarian, he will devise plans ami execute designs which will revo- 
lutionize the well-adapted High School system of to-day. Having earl) 
won renown as a paidagogos, the scene will rapidly change. The enchant- 
ment of a fair face and bright eve will send him to that "state from whose 
bourne no traveler ever returns with a full head of hair," and he will 
then plow "Beck" and raise cane for a livelihood. 

William King Edward James, reared in Howard College, is to go to 
South America and preach to the heathen until the last barrier is broken 
down and the whole land is literally covered with Baptist churches. No 
man, of the same size, ever had higher ideals and fewer possibilities. 
Gifted m oratory, and excelling in missionary zeal, I predict for him a 
career which will put to shame that of Augustine or Saint Patrick. His 
work among the heathen completed, he will retire to his native land and 
spend the remainder of his days in peace and quiet. 

To say that "Jo" Williams is a preacher is all that is necessary. It 
is said that Howard has not sent out a greater orator since the days of 
I lawthorne. He excels in winning love and eating chicken pie. When he 
finishes his studies, he expects to work, first, for a wife, and second, for a 
job. This accomplished, he will never stop this side of a "I). I)." As a 
proof of his love-filled intellect, he says that "All is lovely when your love 
loves you." 

"Red" Sorrell is not a preacher. Born to have a good time, he expects 
to die with the same end in view. He loves ease and contentment, and 
may, when he reaches the age of accountability, hit upon some profession 
foreign to work. He has thought of being a farmer, and intends to go 
into the matter a little more closely at his leisure. No further prediction 
can be made, more than that whatever happens to him, he will always be 
the same old "Red," and will always be "Rough-on-Rats." 

"Lady" Hoffman, because of his charming personality, will always be 
the favored creature of those who love him most. He is a preacher and 
never tires of making "pastoral calls." He is to go to China, and build 
up a great Theological Seminary, because of his Oriental appearance. His 
work will be successful, judging from his ability to master the laws of eti- 

One characteristic of Howard boys is that they always expect to be of 
some value in the world. "Dick" Kelly is no exception to the rule. He 
has all the qualities that go to make up a boy. He has wonderful business 
tact, and considers such questions as matrimony from a purely business 
point of view. In the matter of truthfulness there are few of his intended 
calling who excel him. His ambition is to sit on the bench, and we predict 
that one day during the closing years of Underwood's second administra- 
tion, one of Howard's noblest sons will be Chief Justice. Great will be 

"Tom" Smyly, a happy accident. His motto is, "Do nothing to-day 
you can do to-morrow." His life is destined to be a complete comedy. 
He has many things to accomplish before he gets married, one of which 
is to find an opportunity. He expects to spend four years in some Theo- 
logical Seminary, taking athletics and never doing any of it. After this 
period of recreation, he will preach for a living. 

"Preacher" Buzbee, during the last decade, has wrought many wonder- 
ful works in college. He goes forth in the strength of vigorous manhood, 
conquering and to conquer. His life will be a blessing to those who never 
come in contact with him. He hopes to write a book on "German Script." 
It is hoped that he will continue to pay monthly visits to the barber. 

"Squinty" Dean, the pick of the Hock, is already married, so perhaps 

tins greatest burden is ott his shoulders. I [e is somewhat of a pulpit ora- 
tor, and prefers to be heard, rather than seen. Oft in the still hours of 
the night, when all the world was lost in sleep, he pondered deep ami pon- 
dered lon^, committing to his wonderful memory the exact words of main 
a page of I lorace or of Schiller. But his "Well, now, Professor" has 
eeased to echo from wall to wall, and he i^oes out into the world of action, 
where he is least needed. 

Some men tall short ot their aim in hie, while others outstrip even 
their expectations. "Leo" Gwin says that he is ^om<j to he a Doctor of' 
Medicine. Probabilities are that he will star on the football field ot" some 
Northern University before he rolls many [nils. Then he will return to 
the South, hunt a bride, and proceed to make the world marvel at his skill 
in collecting hills. Such men as Gwin are tew. and are an economic 

"lather" Lett is ot the plain "homespun" type, and well does he play 
his part in the affairs ot lite. If we are to judge the future ot men by 
their fond expectations, lie will one day he among the Seven Sages, hut 
it we judge by facial appearance, not even the most venturesomely fool- 
hardy will predict where Lett will land. Mis redeeming feature is that 
he spends his money freely, which adds much to his popularity. lie is to 
spend his lite where there is least work to do. 

"Doctor" Harris has been out of his "teens" for at least fifteen years. 
He is city bred and is much given to the exercise ot his social capacities. 
1 le is to go to Johns Hopkins, where he will cultivate his pleasure-seeking 
inclinations and may study medicine. When he ijets his diploma, if he 
ever does, he hopes to become a great patent medicine doctor. Main 
think that he is the real genius of his class, but he doesn't mean to he. 

If "Sweety" Oliver has ever told anyone what he intends to make of 
himself, it was his best girl. The most remarkable feature in his makeup 
is aloofness from the professors. He sa\s that he has been exposed to 
Latin, but newer took it. In all probability, he will enter the arena of life 
with renewed energy, having recuperated during his tour years' rest in 
college. He will sell sewing-machines tor a living. 

No one can truthfully say what "Tubby" Bolen will do. To-day he is 

selling goods, to-morrow specializing in French, the next day, taking joy 
rides, etc. His experience is varied and he is fitted for anything that comes 
along, except work. He is liked hy all the boys, known by all the girls. 
He will probably spend the remainder of his old age in looking into the 
past and talking about what might have been. If he should decide to 
take upon himself the responsibility of making a living, his greatest con- 
solation will be his old age, something less than forty-five. 

"Pap" Swindall, a minister by profession, has probably done about all 
he will ever do, except ponder over 1 heology and "persecute" the Saints. 
The greatest thing about Swindall is his undying patience, he having been 
in college so long that he calls the older members of the faculty "Brother," 
and the younger ones "Son." When he has educated his boys in Howard, 
he expects to remove to some country village and carry out his long-cher- 
ished plan of settling down in life. 

Senior Poem 

When we, the class of twelve. 

To college came, we said ; 
"We must learn, we must learn, 

We must learn now or never 
To live, to do, to be. 

The best in us forever." 

Only a year bad passed, 

Again the voice proclaimed; 

"We must strive, we must strive, 
We must strive now or never, 

It we should fall from here 
Our doom is sealed forever." 

Again the year came round, 
The voice from all did sound ; 

"We must grasp, we must grasp, 
We must grasp now or never 

The golden thread that draws 
Us up to realms more clever." 

Now at the top we stand, 

Murmuring with hand in hand; 
"We must part, we must part, 

We must now part forever, 
The ties that have bound us 

Now distance must sever." 

The world may be friendly, 
And men may smile, we say : 

"We must fight, we must fight, 
We must fight now ami ever 

If the crown we would win 
Be bright and bright forever. 


History of Junior Class 

WE are here again, the bunch of '13. Can we be the proud and 
foolish Sophomores of last year? Is it possible that we were 
the timid, and verdant Freshies of '09? Yes, this is true and to- 
day we find ourselves the earnest and zealous Juniors of '12. Will it be 
possible for us to develop into Seniors with dignified bearing and sage 
demeanor by next year? Well, the day of wonders is not yet past, so 
here is hoping ! 

This class, notwithstanding its lack of numbers, is composed of men 
who represent all the departments of college life. We have some extra 
good students — do not inquire of the "Profs." whether or not this is true. 
Also we have several first-class speakers and orators — they speak most 
often though before the president or colonel. Speaking of athletics, we 
have quite a bunch — some who are able to actually climb up to third floor 
by aid of the fire escape. 

The work of the Junior year has not been so extremely difficult, not 
that we have ceased in the least degree to study but that we have learned 
how to study — the faculty. There have been a few detestable things to 
interfere with our work this session, such as recitations, tests, and exams.; 
but these obstacles have been bravely met and nobly surmounted. 1 laving 
gained confidence from past achievements, we are now moving forward 
with the expectant hope of being victors. Only the barrier of final exams, 
separates us from the blissful land where Seniors reign and all is happi- 
ness and joy with no rules or regulations. 

Junior Class 


William Richard Rigeli . President 

Thomas Elihu Hand Vice-President 

William Hugh McCary Secretary and Treasurer 

James Calvin Stivender Poet 


William Campbell Blake, i N, Frankli 
Hiram Bruister Gilmer, Franklin . 
Thomas Elihu Hand, Philomathian . 
Curtis Bush Hasty, ^ A, Franklin 
Charles Bowden Kingry, ^ A, Franklin 
Albert Sidney Lee, Philomathian . 
George Douglas Motley, ^ A, Franklin 
William Hugh McCary, Philomathian 
William Richard Rigell, Philomathian 
James Calvin Stivender, Philomathian 
Julius Kepler Taylor, * A, Franklin . 



Wad ley 








Greensboro, N. C. 

Junior Poem 

Our Junior hoys are made of much chat, 
Of fun and of fables and of all that; 
And as for the "courters" there is no end, 
'1 here may he a lucky one now and then 
Scholars and orators we have many, 
But for the "poets" we have not any. 


The Sophomore 

All honor to the Sophs of former years, 
But I bet you my hat 'gainst a ship load of cheers, 
We are the breeziest bunch of Sophomore yaps 
That ever shirked class 'mong Howard chaps. 

Sophomore Class 


I. D. Thompson 
J. A. Huff .. 

[amis A. Ward 
I. Fred Simmons 
Roy A. Tones . 


[ ice-President 

Secretary ami Treasurer 




E. J. BERRY, ^ A. Franklin . 
Oscar Samuel Causey, Franklin . 
James Paul Chapman, Philomathian 
Bunyan Davie, Jr., i X, Franklin . 
Joe Frank Duke, ii X, Franklin . 
Emmett Fitzhugh Day, II K A, Frank! 
G. Ira DUNSMORE, * A, Franklin . 
J. A. Huff, * a, Franklin .... 
Henry Woodfin Hooten, i X, Franklii 
James Franklin Isbell, Philomathian 
Reuben Clark Joiner, Franklin . 
Roy Albert Jones, ii K a, Philomathi 
Victor Hugo James. 2 N . 
Eli Jefj erson Landers, Philomathian 
Charles Graham Magnan, Franklin 
Walter F. Riley, Franklin . 
I. Fred Simmons, II K A, Franklin . 
J. Ralph 'Stodghill, ii k a, Franklin 
J. I) Thompson, ^ a, Franklin . 

JESSE I'. ThORNBERRY, Philomathian 
Dyer Crawford Vann, Franklin, . 
[amis Alio Ward, Franklin . 
Robert Salter Ward, Franklin 
Robert Robinson, ii K a, Philomathi 

Healing Springs 
( Jeneva 



£ elma 









Five Points 




Union Springs 

Valley Head 







Freshman Poem 

Where'er we chance to ramble here or there. 

Over town or village, forest, plain or dale; 

( her land or wood or (lowers bright and pale, 

We are the freshmen pure and true, you may declare. 

Howard's on a hill above a flashing lake. 
Its halls are spacious, its rooms are vast; 
"lis here we Freshmen learn to do our task, 
'Tis here wisdom our boys yet hope to take. 

We ne'er boast of wisdom, talk of knowledge — 

Nor much of corporations, combinations; 

Hut four long years will bring the explanation. 

Say, Seniors, "You'll learn this at Howard College." 

And so we plan to do and make such things 
As honor brings to a college with such a class; 
And. professors, who have us do things fast, 
For which we are planning feathers in our wings. 

Freshman Class 

Colors: Sky Blue and Black. 

Motto: Let us be kept from paper, pen and ink, 

So may we cease to write and learn to think. 


John Thomas Blackshear P resilient 

James D. Pickens Vice-President 

DeVVitt Leon Williams Secretary and Treasurer 

Emmett F. Day Historian 

H. Foster Mills Poet 

Ben H. Walker Prophet 


U. C. Bentley, 2 N, Philomathian Birmingham 

J. T. Blackshear, * A, Franklin Dothan 

H. B. Hradley, 2 N Birmingham 

W. U. Blackwelder, Philomathian Birmingham 

P. G. Compton, Franklin Myrtlewood 

Emmett F. Day, II K A, Franklin Selma 

B. E. Dunaway, Franklin Orrville 

Curtis F. Duke, 2 N Gadsden 

F. A. Foster, n K A, Franklin Midway 

C. M. Gary, Franklin Hamilton 

F. Gallant, Franklin Gadsden 

C. K. Gilder, * A, Franklin Carhon Hill 

A. F. Glass, Birmingham 

E. J. Hodge, * A, Franklin Carrollton 

E. W. Holmes, Franklin Montgomery 

W. W. Jordan, II K A, Franklin Midway 

Bledsoe Kelly, Franklin Birmingham 

A. E. Moon, II K A, Franklin Texas 

H. T. Mills, Philomathian Elrod 

H. F. Mills, Philomathian May 

J. J. Milford, Philomathian Birmingham 

M. Newman, 4* A, Franklin Collinsville 

J. D. Pickens, Franklin Mt. Hope 

J. R. Robertson, TI K A, Franklin Birmingham 

W. D. South, II K A, Franklin Warrior 

R. W. Stuckey Elmore 

S. A. Taylor, Franklin Healing Springs 

B. H. Walker, Franklin Dadeville 

I'. F. Wallace, i N, Franklin Ackerville 

I). I.. Williams, i N, Franklin Gadsden 

N. C. Wood, 2 N, Franklin Birmingham 

A. B. Worthy, Franklin Troy 

H. T. WEAVER, * A, Franklin Birmingham 

Walter Schimmel, Philomathian Birmingham 

C. ( J. McFARLIN Birmingham 

M \.\ Zielminski, Franklin Birmingham 




mm HIH 

W * 9 


J. A. Acton . 
\V. R. Abercrombie 
P. Blake, jr. . 
R. C. Balkcomb . 
G. W. Burt . . 
R. D. Bevis . . 
Lee Blackwelder 
W. Cook . . . 
G. H. Dunning . 

J. F. DURAN . 


R. E. Duke . . 
J. F. Gaines . 

B. H. Garner . 
J. P. Glover . 

S. S. Howell . 

C. H. Hester . 

G. M. Harris . 
R. L. McPhaui. . 
J. L. McPhaul . 
A. C. Moncrief 
A. Moore . 
M. W. Lanier . 
H. A. Powell . 
R. G. Rim . . 
C. W. Pearson . 
'P. H. Robertson 
(). P. Swindall . 
R. Smith . 
Lei; Waldrop 
S. 'P. Willi VMS . 
T. W. Walker . 




Midland City 


Bascom, Fla. 



Dickson's Wells 







Midland Cit) 

















Ministerial Class 


C. J. Leckii 
C. H. Hester 
H. F. Mills 


I ice-President 


Bi.vis. R. I). 
Blake, P. 

I! I /HKH. H. II. 

Carson. W. A. 
Di w. J. E. 
I )i \\ i.r. J. A. 

I l)\\ \KI)S. W. T 

Gaines, I. 1'. 
Greer, (). W. 

II EST! R. C. H. 

Hoffman, M. 
Huff, J. A. 


[sbell, f. !•'. 
.[amis. W. K. K. 
Joiner, J. W. 
Leckie, C. J. 
Lee, A. S. 

M 1 1. FORI), f. f. 

Mills, H.' F. 
Mills. H. 'I". 
Parker, E. 
Pickens, [. IV 

RlGELL, W. R. 

Robertson, T. H. 

Smith, R. I). 

Smyly, T. W. 
Sti\ indlr. J. C. 
SWINDALL, A. ' '. 

Taylor, S. A. 
Thompson, S. A. 
Thornberry, (. I 
Watson, I). \\. 

\\\ \TT. I). R. 

Wyatt, R. I.. 

W^ ITT. T. C. 



Alumni Department 

\V. C. Griggs 


W. C. Griggs 
W. K. Berry 



I ice-President 

Secretary <iml Treasure} 

The Old Howard and the New 

THOSE who have looked on in only a casual way at the course of 
events happening at Howard during the past eight or nine years, 
and those who have viewed from a distance the progress of the 
college within that time can hardly conceive of the vast improvements 
that have heen made. From time to time reports have been made at the 
State Baptist Conventions and yet it seems strongly probable that the 
Baptists of the State at large do not realize just what has been done for 
the college materially and by it educationally. On that assumption, it 
may perhaps not be untimely nor out of place at this time for one who 
has had ample opportunity to observe the continual upbuilding of the 
college within late years to report on some of the many notable changes 
in the appearance of the campus and grounds and in the atmosphere and 
character of work done in college classes. 

One of the most distinctly marked differences in management relates 
to the state of college finances. Since the coming of Dr. Montague in the 
fall of 1902, aside from the funds going into the treasury for board and 
tuition paid by the students, the sum of $139,400 has been raised. I am 
using round numbers, for the purpose of these figures is inspirational rather 
than statistical. The average amount raised annually, outside of the col- 
lege revenues referred to above, has been $17,000, quite a tidy sum and 
yet an amount that is not commensurate with the wealth and power of the 
Baptists of Alabama. 

Analyzing these figures we find that with the exception of about $3,300 
yearly for current expenses, and the small sum of $300 for sundries, all 
this money has gone for permanent improvement. 1 he new President 01 
the college interested himself first in erecting new buildings for better dor- 
mitory quarters and more class-rooms and a library. 1 he rambling frame 
structure that stood three stories high on the left side of the campus as 
one approached the main building had for some years been given over 
almost wholly to the rats and to ruin. No building ever more fully de- 
served its nick-name of "The Barn" and it was practically worthless as a 
dormitory. Though to many it was a historic structure, there were no 
words of regret when it was pulled down in 1902 and 1903 and Rent roe 

Hall erected in its stead. I he new building cost $16,500 ami is one of 
the best dormitories in the State, as well as being a handsome structure 

and an ornament to the campus. 

Just opposite the old "Barn" formerly stood an old tinder-box, known 
in those days as the "Mess Hall." With this building were associated in 
the memories of the older Alumni ot the college many of the most hu- 
morous and interesting episodes ot the college days, hut before the spirit 
ot progress had made Renfroe Hall possible, the Mess Hall had to go. 
In its place was erected at the cost of $14,000, Montague I [all, one of the 
handsomest huildings of its size and purpose to he found in the South. In 
Montague Hall are two large, well furnished lecture rooms, the Biolog- 
ical Laboratory, the Library, and Assembly Room for V. M. C. A. and 
Mission-Study Classes, and two handsome rooms used by student organiza- 
tions. It might he mentioned just here that the initial cost of the Biolog- 
ical Laboratory was $1,250, and that $500 has been spent tor new hooks 
tor the Library. Another sum of $1,250 went for sanitary plumbing in 
these two huildings. 

10 those who have not visited the college tor two years past a vast 
change would he at once noticeable even in just walking up on the campus. 
From friends in the city of Birmingham has been procured $2,200, and 
that amount has heen spent in grading and sodding the front lawn. Since 
last April the appearance has changed almost completely and those friends 
who wait until next Spring to visit the school will find as beautiful a lawn 
as the eye could wish for. 

Through Hon. William Jennings Bryan was procured from a Northern 
philanthropist the sum of $500 to endow a scholarship, since known as the 
"Bryan Scholarship." 

But the greatest financial achievement of the present administration has 
heen the raising of $80,500 paid in Endowment Fund. It is hoped In 
the end of the year to complete the original amount aimed at, $100,000. 
With the accomplishment of this great undertaking will Dr. Montague's 
name he most firmly and lastingly connected. 

I wo other points should he mentioned in this brief record. lor eight 
years past the standard of requirements tor entrance to college classes 
and of credits in those classes has been steadily raised. I low ard was 
from the first a prominent member of the Association ot Alabama colleges. 

and it ought to be a matter of pride that the courses of study are just 
as good in every way, and the standard just as high as that of any other 
literary college in Alabama. Howard is on the "14 Carnegie Unit Basis" 
and her requirements for entrance are as high, and her diploma as good 
for advanced standing in Northern Universities, as those of any other 
college in the State. 

It is further notable that more and more men are every year going from 
Howard to the great Universities, having caught while getting their A.B. 
degree the inspiration to more intensive and extensive study. The scope 
and purpose of this brief summary precludes dwelling further on this 
point, but surely it is no small matter for pride that Howard men are 
standing with the best graduate students of the North, and, in current 
commercial phrase, are everywhere "making good." 

These are in brief compass some of the striking improvements made 
during Dr. Montague's administration, and it may not unnaturally be 
hoped that they will appeal to the pride and loyalty of the Baptists 
throughout the State. A great opportunity is theirs if thev choose to avail 
themselves of it. 

P. P. B.. 'o 4 . 

What the Alumni of 1911 are Doing 

B. ( ). Bentley, editor-in-chiel <>t Entre-Nous [910-1911, is this year 
with the Martin Drug Company, <>! Avondale. 

Prof, the Rev. J. M. Cook combines his preaching with teaching near 
( Jreenville, Alabama. 

J. A. Deaver, while holding the pastorate <>! the Cumberland Presby- 
terian Church in East Lake, is doing graduate work at Howard and has 
good prospects ol getting an A.M. this Commencement. 

J. E. Embry may soon be addressed as Esquire, for he entered the Senior 
Law Department at the State University last Autumn and is making a 
splendid record. 

E. \Y. I lagood is doing good work in his first year at the Southern 
Baptist Theological Seminary. 

It would seem that R. K. Hood is not without honor in his own country 
and among "the old tolks at home." Ihev made him principal of the 
public school at Wedowee this session. 

M. W. Minims is also at present numbered among those whose delight- 
ful task it is to train the youthful thought and teach the young idiots how- 
to shout. An excellent community near Jemison is his field of action. 

That wonder of his class, J. Gregory Pinson, with his perfectly enor- 
mous avidity tor learning is at the S. B. T. Seminary at Louisville and if 
it be not sacrilegious to lay a bet on a preacher, we will offer any odds that 
Gregory is keeping every "Prof." on the jump finding enough work to 
even partially satisfy his craving to know. 

Another man who will more than maintain the standard set at the 
Seminary by Howard men — and for generations it has been Howard 
men who have set the pace there — is J. M. Rodgers. Such a pity there 
are no inter-collegiate debates for Rodgers to indulge in, and such a pity 
that the Seminary hasn't work of that sort to assign while Rodgers is 
there. "Believe muh," he'd be some winner. 

Five more members of the class of '11 are swaying the pointer and 
frowning from behind the teachers' desk. W. L. Porter's desk is in the 
Principal's office, Public School, Tuskegee. and the way the reports come 
he may preside there as long as he likes the people, for they do like him. 

The High School at Ramer, Alabama, has Bunyan Smith and the pa- 
trons say they think themselves lucky in having secured him. 

J. W. Vann is the assistant principal in the Cherokee County High 
School and his work is of a high order of efficiency. He is one of the 
Howard men who is helping to make the County High School a power- 
ful factor in State education. 

Everybody knew that B. H. Walker would make a brill i ant record 
wherever he went. That's what he is doing as teacher of Modern Lan- 
guages in Columbia High School. His position is a fine one and he is 
filling the bill to the proverbial "T." 

The last teacher in the bunch is Prof. J. YV. Letson — it would not 
sound exactly respectful not to call Letson "Professor." He is still at 
Jasper, Principal of the High School and all the better for having 
dropped in and casually received his A.B. last commencement. 

Straight business seems to have allured only two members of the class 
of '11, "Louey" H. Sessions who is banking at Ozark where Ozark is 
banking on him and his sunny smile, and M. V. White who is in his 
father's lumber business at Irondale. 

Military Department 

Col. P. P. Hi rns 



Company "A" 


J. R. Acker . 
T. W. Smyly . 

J. O. Williams 

E. J. Berry . 

J. R. Stodghill 

C. B. KlXCRY . 

S. N. Garxett . 
W. C. Blake . 
W. E. Riley . 
J. D. Pickens . 
T. W. Walker 
H. T. Mills . 

Abkrcromhie, W. R. 
Blackshear, J. T. 
Bentley, U. C. 
Chapmax, J. I 5 . 



Hodge, E. J. 
Howell, S. S. 
Hester, C. H. 
Jordan, W. W. 
Kelly, B. 


First Lieutenant 
Second Lieutenant 
First Sergeant 
Second Sergeant 
Third Sergeant 
Fourth Sergeant 
Fifth Sergeant 
First Corporal 
Second Corporal 
Third Corporal 
Fourth Corporal 

McPhaul, J. L. 


Robertson, J. R. 
Taylor, S. A. 

Cook, W. J. 


I'llMI'.WV B 

Company "B v 


J. W. Gwin . 

R. B., Kelly . 


J. C. Stivexder 
H. B. Gilmer . 
W. R. Rigell . 
I. F Simmons . 
G. I. Dunsmore 

W. C. TlSDALE . 

W. D. South . 
P. G. Compton 
C. K. Gilder . 


First Lieutenant 
Second Lieutenant 
First Sergeant 
Second Sergeant 
Third Sergeant 
Fourth Sergeant 
Fifth Sergeant 
First Corporal 
Second Corporal 
Third Corporal 
Fourth Corporal 

Balkcom, R. C. 
Blake, P. 


Hooten, H. \V. 
Joiner, R. C. 


Gallant, W. F. 
Parker, E. 
Robinson, R. 
Waldrop, L. 
Ward, J. A. 

Ward, R. S. 
Williams, I). L. 
Worthy, B. 
Wyatt, T. C. 




Company "C" 


P. W. Lett . . 
M. A. Hoffman 
W. H. Carson . 
G. D. Motley . 
J. F. Isbell . 
T. E. Hand . 
(). S. Causey . 
S. (). Cowan . 
H. F. Mills . 
C. M. Gary . 
C. G Magnan . 
R. L. McPhaul 

Cap ta in 

First Lieutenant 
Second Lieutenant 
First Sergeant 
Second Sergeant 
Third Sergeant 
Fourth Sergeant 
Fifth Sergeant 
First Corporal 
Second Corporal 
Third Corporal 
Fourth Corporal 

Dunning, G 
Foster, T. A. 
Garner, B. H. 
Glass. A. F. 
Glover, J. L. 


Holmes, F. W. 
Jones, R. A. 
McDaniel, YV. F. 
Moon, A. F. 
Robertson, T. H. 

Walker, R. H. 

Wallace, I 1 . F. 
Williams, S. T. 




The Linguistic Lover 

lie wooed in Spanish con tabu. 

And thought that thus he'd surelj win her; 

For, as lu's hope began to soar. 

He up and took her out to dinner. 

When of this speech he'd spent his store. 
He turned to parlez-vous tor taffy, 
And sighed en francats, "Jc t'adorv" — 
Whereas, the maiden poured the cafe . 

So next he tried in Greek, forsooth, 
Hut she did not like his lo^os, 
For though 'twas Greek to her in truth, 
She greatl) feared it might be bomis. 

Just then he had a happj thought, 
And Hashed a classic ipse dixit; 
For since in Latin he had wrought, 

He telt that this would surely U\ it. 

Hut when she looked perplexed and blushed, 
lie vowed with hand above his cuore, 
For to Italian now he rushed. 
And all his vows were of amora. 

When dulcet tones she would not list. 

He swore he'd frame it somewhat rougher — 

"irh Hebe dich," he fairly hissed, 

^1 et ^rill he did not seem to bluff her. 

At last she said in wonderment. 
"Why speak in tones so much above you? 
Try English once." — he took the hint 
And won her with a plain "I lore you.'' 

V.. H. F<>\\ MR. 


The City of Birmingham as It Is 

\U i i in i. Armi s 
Author <>l "/7/r Story of Coal and Iron in Alabama." 

BIRMINGHAM, pointedl) different from other Southern cities, is 
a great workshop town — the coal, iron, and steel town of the 
South. It is the center of an altogether extraordinary business 
activity and success, as an investment held for certain of Vmerica's 
greatest capitalists. Situated at the geographical center of the cotton 
belt of the South and at the very heart of Alabama's vast mineral region. 
It is budded in a valley of limestone buttressed on one side by a massive 
hill of iron ore — Red Mountain — and on the other by a mighty coal 
range — The Warrior Field. Thus the young city has, as the gilt of 
nature, significant drawing powers in a commercial way, as well as a 
beauty and charm of locality, a tine quality of the picturesque. 

Once when Marion Crawford came here to visit, he said that, in site 
and general topography, Birmingham was curiously like Italy's Florence, 
only Birmingham has a richer growth ot forest, a wider reach of vallc\ 
and hill range. Certainly the old Florentine manner ot building bonus 
all up and down the hillsides in sweet winding ways, has flown here at 
length from over-seas. Such hundreds upon hundreds ot happy looking 
little homes to-day, bright ami light among the very tops ot trees like 
singing birds. Ami such hundreds upon hundreds of other houses down 
in the smoke on the way to the city, crouched around the furnace stacks, 
the old rolling mills, the cotton mill — lean and gaunt ami stark ami ugly. 
like a pack of hungry wolves. 

No other city in America, ami certainly none in Europe, is formed 
directly on the surface of the raw materials which are its own feeders — 
coal, iron ore, and stone. Nowhere else in the world, indeed, saving 
perhaps in some remote undeveloped Asian territory, do such peculiar 
geological conditions prevail in such immense bulk, as here in the Bir- 
mingham district, where the combination ot all of the materials for the 
economical manufacture of pig-iron and steel are in such close proximity 
as to be actually of one locality. With such basic advantages any place 
would become in time a power in the land. 

Through its natural forces then, and the activity springing up around 
them, this city of Birmingham has now become a power to be reckoned 
with in the commercial world — one of the great coming cities ot America 
in embryo. Already it is the great pay-roll maker of the state, its bank- 

ing center, the everything that "goes." Fully 75 per cent, of the railroad 
traffic of Alabama is carried by the Birmingham district; its tonnage is 
more than that of the entire State of Georgia. Here too, are the head- 
quarters of the powerful companies and corporations, the site of hun- 
dreds of mining camps and mines, coal mines, iron ore mines, stone 
quarries, batteries of coke ovens, shops, mills, foundries, factories, fur- 
naces, and steel plants. Here also is the center of the petroleum and gas 
development of Alabama, the coming new business of the state. 

It is through Birmingham, by means of the coal and iron industries 
developed here, that Alabama itself has been lifted to its present hiyh 
and important rank among the mineral producing states. Now it holds 
first place in brown ore production; third in that of red hematite and 
third in total production; while it is third in coke, fourth in pig-iron, 
fifth in coal, fifth in the manufacture of steel. These are the rankings 
which have given Alabama both national and international reputation. 

Precisely those industries, which, in the United States represent the 
greatest money values, coal, iron, petroleum, natural gas, cement, marble, 
building stone, graphite and mica, are the important mineral resources 
of Alabama and of the Birmingham district. The fact that here they 
are all at either an initial stage of development or else wholly unde- 
veloped, is the reason for the immense and ever-growing significance, 
commercially speaking, to the South, and to the nation at large, of the 
State of Alabama and its great workshop citv of Birmingham. 

As for the story of it all — how this city grew from what was in 1871, 
a smithv in an old corn field to what it is to-day — there is some great 
stuff for the telling in all of this. 

For complete history of Birmingham see "The Story of Coal & Iron 
in Alabama." To begin with, it had, back of it in its conception, the 
sincere spirit. Its founder, John T. Milner, a civil engineer, was a man 
of distinctly patriot strain as is shown in his attitude during the Civil 
War and in all his works. (He had not in the least the speculator notion 
mother of his dream.) He conceived the city in the late Eighteen-Sixties 
for a great workshop town as answer to the States need. 

An idea then — so much to start with. It was then driven to fruit by 
a union ofVail roads, and fostered in its beginning by one man; stubborn, 
autocratic — your born speculator, James R. Powell, Colonel, whom the) 
used to call "The Duke of Birmingham," the extraordinary head ot an 
extraordinary real estate concern known as the Elyton Land Company, 
which Milner originally projected. 

In the old days, the town was literally borne aloft on Colonel Powell's 
shoulders, hailing the universe with "Millions in it." Caught eventually 

in barbed circumstances, the town fell, tripped on the verge of the pit 

of oblivion. I hen came marching along the coal and iron captains. 

I he struggle ot the progressive buisness man in Jefferson County was 
exceedingly difficult in the old days. The unprogressive, let-well-enough- 
alone folk have had to be reckoned with at every stage of the game, 
together with the fusing elements of mam an unscrupulous husiness ad- 
venturer, speculator, politician, such as have bred the Fee System, the 
old Aldermanic rule, the "shot gun" system, the "kill a nigger" slogan, 
all the protean shapes of" graft — the sewer ami the trash pile generally — 
and the never-ceasing cry, "No public spirit." 

I hat crj is general — "No public spirit here." NearK every citizen, 
especially the new-comer, shouts it aloud. Ami he will very likely add, 
his home is not Birmingham, hut Atlanta, or New Orleans or Chicago 
or Kalamazoo, and he hopes to get hack some day. 

We hope he will. 

There — right there — is a thing to tackle. If the people who Hock 
here — and they certainly do Hock — will just step quietly into line ami 
give the young town they expect to get their bread from, some individual 
boosting of the right order, that is. a few honest kicks and then a helping 
hand — each do a hit ot constructive work on his own account and see to 
striking roots into the soil, that indefinite something called public spirit 
will come about one ot these days. 

The place is naturally the very embodiment ot change. With so many 
and such diverse communities, old and new; with such an inHux of 
strangers; struggle, competition, warring elements of every sort and 
kind, it would hardly have been possible for Birmingham to have 
achieved co-operation or community feeling. I he lesson ot organization 
comes hard after main years of laisez — fairs. I hings have to come up 
gradually, the accumulation ot elements before crystallization. But they 
have now come. 

All is here to be made fresh ami new — made right if they will. The 
birth of civic spirit is at hand. Shall the city continue to be merely a by- 
product of the industrial companies, a vast collection ot houses, streets 
and people, is for the people of Birmingham to say. 10 understand at 
least that here is home — home for keeps — that is the first thing, the 
first thing and the last. And the voice of Birmingham calls aloud to 
those who would adventure to-day in America. "Come and adventure 

All along Red Mountain which was once the Indian's hunting ground 
and their treasure place for "dye rock," there stretches now from Bir- 
mingham to Bessemer a [5-mile chain ot mines, slope, shaft and strip- 

ping, out of which comes the ore, feed for the blast furnaces. Within 
very gun-shot distance of the Tennessee Company's great Musckoda 
group of ore mines, once owned by Debardeleben, is the site of old Fort 
Jonesboro (1813-15.) Where now the town of "Thomas" is gathered 
under the warm shadows of the Republic Iron and Steel Company's blast 
furnaces, was once a cotton plantation belonging to Old Marse Haw- 
kins. And out of what was once upon a time a rose garden have grown 
the huge stacks of the Woodward Iron Company. 

Standing on the ore-rimmed crest of the long iron hill one can see the 
whole of greater Birmingham stirring in the valley. There is first his- 
toric Old Jonesboro, — what is left of it — earliest of the pioneer settle- 
ments of Jefferson County; then Bessemer, the city of furnaces, founded 
by DeBardeleben; the furnace towns and mining towns of Woodward, 
Wylam, Thomas, Pratt City, Powderly and the city of Ensley, where 
the giant brood of furnaces and the steel plant of the Steel Corporation 
strike high against the sky line. Then the new model city Corey and 
the great wire mills and coke plants of the Steel Corporation, the little 
residence suburbs of Owenton, West End, Earle Place, and Elyton, once 
the old market town of Jones valley; the growing suburbs of North Bir- 
mingham, Norwood, East Birmingham, The North Highlands, The 
South Highlands, the railroad town of Boyles, the cotton mill town of 
Avondale, the little "City" of Woodlawn, once Wood's Station, treading 
back to pioneer times; Gate City, site of the Republic Company's rolling 
mill, now dismantled, — yonder, all along the valley, they swing from left 
to right, clear to the residence suburbs of P'ast Eake, the site of Howard 
College and Roebuck Springs, and way off into the coal fields, to a min- 
ing camp, over the hills and far away. 

There are days, when, at sunset time everything is drawn in lines of 
gold and opal, or is massed in colors of mother-of-pearl against the 
Western sky. Then, dark coming, thousands of lights suddenly blossom 
in the valley. All the places speak their names in lights, big lights or 
little lights. A golden arch quivers over Ensley, the city of the great 
steel plant. It is quick with glancing shapes — armour for fighters, thun- 
derbolts, chariots and winged shoes. Out of its fiery heart, in among the 
smouldering batteries of coke ovens and all the giant iron-makers, move 
slowly, like a dark shaggy cloud, a world-old figure — Hephaestus. 

Breathing hard upon this city of his work, he lifts his tired eyes to 
the fair hillside, so quiet, so fresh, so alluring, under the stars — Aphro- 
dite! And lo! his force and tire are over her. Ah, how the sweet drows- 
ing hill burns in the warm midnight under the iron god's breath. I heir 
precious union, the dream of a million years. 


The Conqueror Conquered 

THANKSGIVING day arrived, cold and snappy — ideal football 
All eyes were turned toward Castle Field, for there the annual 
game between the football teams of Miami and New Castle would be 
pulled off that very afternoon. 

The teams appeared to be about evenly matched, and for this reason 
and the fact that the championship of the State would go to the victor, 
enthusiasm was at high pitch. 

The Miami team had arrived the evening before, accompanied by a 
yelling, cheering multitude of rooters, who with flaring pennants and 
tooting horns made life a misery for the elderly people of the town. 

It was truly a gala day in every sense of the word. Everyone was on 
the qui vive, and as the morning wore away, dreadfully slow it seemed — 
the excitement grew in intensity. Here and there over the campus, knots 
of animated students gathered to expound their views on the strength and 
chances of the teams. It was the one absorbing topic for discussion. 
Never had so much interest been shown, and never was there such a 
diversity of opinion as to the final outcome of the game. 

Over in the big dormitory, there was one, however, who of all others 
looked with blank despair at the hour hand as it moved steadily, — and 
as it seemed to him, faster than ever before toward the hour when the 
referee's whistle would set the teams in motion. 

It was Kent Griffith, varsity full-back and captain of the home team. 
Before him on the table lay a letter, toward which he now turned with 
an almost savage expression. His great frame quivered as he bit his 
lip to force back a sob. 

Again he took the letter and perused its contents, with one last linger- 
ing hope that there was some mistake, that it was a joke after all. But 
there was no mistake. It read: 

"My Di;.\k KENT: — I have just returned from my trip West, and learn 
through the papers that you are 'starring' on the football team, which 
is expressly against my wishes. I have always regarded football as a 
very brutish game, and have pledged myself time and again that never 
shall one of mine take part in it. 

"Prior to your father's death last year vou played with his permission, 
for which 1 raked him roundly at the time, but of course could go no 
further; but I n^ed not remind vou of the fact that it is I who am now 

putting you through college, and in consequence of this you must and 
shall be governed by my wishes. It you play another game, you may 
pack your grip ami return home immediately. 

"lurthemore, since I would regard such an act on your part as one of 
gross disobedience to myself, I would not ponder a minute over severing 
connection with you and cutting you out of my will entirely. 

"Hoping that you will regulate yourself according to my wishes. 

"] am, 

"l our affectionate uncle and guardian, 

"John T. Griffith." 

It was too true! lie crumpled the letter between his great palms and 
threw it in the farthest corner ot the room. His head sank in his hands. 

Two months previous to this, Kent Griffith had entered upon his 
second vear at New Castle, with every degree ot success from a college 
standpoint, staring him in the face. The fascinating spirit which per- 
vades the realm ot football had touched him then, and with the opening 
of the season this year had caught him fairly and firmly, with the result 
that it was only a short time until he was recognized as one of the hest 
men on the team, and had heen duly elected captain. It was he who to- 
day was expected to snatch a victory and the championship trom the 
strong rival team, whose goal had not as yet heen crossed. 

And too, there was more at stake. The image of a dark-eyed, rosy- 
cheeked maiden flitted before his vision. It was partly, yes, largely, she 
who had spurred him on to make the effort of his life. This, the final 
and greatest dav of all, he had long since selected to accomplish the feat. 

He remembered when they had last conversed how, when he had 
spoken pessimistically concerning the outcome of the game, she had lifted 
her face to his and in her own little way had said: 

"You are wrong, Kent: I know you can; you must!" 

The last two words had lived with him since that moment. They had 
given him new hope. Under their influence he had felt himself growing 
stronger every day for the fray. The victory that must come meant 
vastly more to him than any college fame that might fall to his lot. There 
was Benton, his worthy rival on the rival team to be reckoned with. 

These thoughts swept through his brain with lightning rapidity. He 
started from his reverie as the last one died away. 

"I must," he uttered under his breath. But, at this moment his eye 
fell upon the crumpled letter in the corner. 

He pictured himself leaving college, and with it, all the plans and am- 
bitions he had cherished so long. 

Yes, he could play the game and afterwards beg forgiveness, thought 
he. But he crushed the thought before it was fully formed. He was too 
much of a man for that. 

There was nothing left to do. Kent Griffith was resolved. It was 
with a heavy heart that he made his way to the big Gym., where his fel- 
low players had already gathered to go through the final signals before 
the game, which was now scarcely an hour off. The hearty slaps on the 
back and the good-natured exhortations on the part of his fellows to 
hurry into his football togs, brought a big lump into his throat, and it 
was with some difficulty that he finally stammered out, "I can't, fellows," 
and with that slipped out of the door and disappeared from their sight. 

The consternation which at first seized the players, held them spell- 
bound for the moment, then changed to chagrin and soon to anger. 
Griffith was out of the game! It was preposterous. He must be found 
and forced to play! 

But the hour approached for the game, and Kent Griffith remained as 
completely swallowed up as if he had stepped into a fahtomless crater. 
Xo trace could be found of him. 

Despite the precautions of the coach, the ill news leaked out fast, and 
New Castle stock took a tumble. All was lost with Griffith out of the 
game. This was certain to everyone who knew the prowess of the big 

Long before the hour of play, a great holiday throng, representatives 
of both institutions and friends and enthusiasts from the neighboring 
towns overflowed the grounds. The long tier of seats from top to bottom 
was one broad expanse of fluttering flags, moving canes and flying rib- 

As the warriors of the gridiron trotted out upon the field a mighty 
shout went up. Above all, far down the line, a fierce battle cry rang out 
sharp and clear. 

"Bum a la, Bum a la 
Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah! 

Chic a la, Chic a la, Cha, Cha, Cha, Cha, 
Miami, Miami" ! 

"Who are we? N. C. ! 
Ra, Ra, Ra, Ri, 
Through 'em in a hurry 
Varsity !" 
came back defiantly. 

I hen the whistle blew, and the game was on. 

Seated far up among the spectators was a slender, girlish figure that 
vied with the lustiest rooter in her demonstrations. In vain had she 
looked for the familiar figure of Kent Griffith. She wondered why he 

did not appear. What could be the trouble? Once she let tall the cane 
in her hand. But. there was Benton, playing hard. After all it didn't 
matter so much, yet her heart throbbed, she knew not exactly whv. 

A battle royal was being enacted in the arena below. It was nip and 
tuck. I p and down the field they raced, each side fighting desperately 
tor e\ery inch of ground. Soon, however, a change was noticed, which 
caused tear to leap within the hearts of the New Castle supporters. 
Slowly, but steadily, the lusty Miami veterans were pushing toward New 
Castle's goal. 

"Oh, tor Griffith," was the almost universal sigh of the New Castle 
rooters. I ime alter time the substitute full-back attempted passes 
through the seemingly impenetrable Miami line. 

I en yards more were clipped oft, placing the ball on New Castle's 
thirty yard line. Then with clocklike regularity Miami recommenced her 
triumphant march. Five yards! Ten yards! 

\iul then a wild tumult followed, as a daring Miami runner skirted 
left end for the first touchdown. 

I he failure to kick goal made the score 5 to o at the end of the first 
halt, and New Castle's hopes went glimmering. 

In the meantime Kent (iriffith was fighting a battle of his own over 
on the spacious campus of which he was now sole possessor. The cheer- 
ing which reached his ears from the distant tield sent the hot blood cours- 
ing through his veins. More than once he started violently toward the 
scene of battle, only to clench his fists and face about in the opposite di- 
rection. He well knew that presence on the field meant death to his de- 

A lull of some minutes, which seemed hours to him, then a babble ot 
voices, told him that the second halt was on. I p and down the broad 
walk he strode, sometimes half running. He tried to shut out the noise 
from his ears, but in vain. He turned this way, he turned that way. Hut 
everywhere were trees, ami every tree seemed a goal post. He pictured 
the very birds in the air as flying pig-skins. 

But his watch told him that only a few minutes remained tor play, 
and then would the temptation be removed and he the conqueror would be. 

At this moment a gust of wind blew against his temples, and with it 

sounded the clear and unmistakable tones: "Bum a la, Bum a la," with 
a sharp ring of triumph, it seemed to him. 

Nor did he wait for more. 

Back on the Held all was nervousness and excitement. Xew Castle, 
with a dogged determination had succeeded in holding her opponents 
during the greater part of the half; but now again did that steady irre- 
sistible advance of the unbroken Miami line begin. Down the field it 
moved, sweeping all before it. Eager for another touchdown before 
the time was up, the captain of the Miami team intrusted the ball to his 
fleet left end. 

The mighty war cry of Miami broke forth as the runner darted around 
right end from New Castle's forty yard line. 

But he was downed on the twenty-five yard line. 

Both tackier and runner lay where they had fallen. 

A sigh escaped the New Castle throng as quarter back Bush was lifted 
and borne from the field. • 

Then as the crowd settled back, confident that the victory was Miami's, 
a lone figure appeared running, far down at the eastern entrance of the 

On it came! Nearer, nearer. That figure was familiar. The New 
Castle rooters arose in their seats. 

It was Griffith to the rescue. 

Six minutes remained for play. 

Again the two teams crouched low for the final assault. Twice was 
Miami downed in her tracks in as many minutes, and the forced punt 
was blocked. A New Castle man fell on the ball. 

An intense silence settled over the vast throng. 

The timekeeper nervously fingered his watch. 

"Seven! Nine! Eleven! — A clash, a confused mass of human bodies, 
a blinding dust, — and, out of it all emerged the stalwart figure of Kent 
Griffith. Swerving to the right and then to the left, he sped with terrific 
speed down the field. One! — two of Miami's ends passed safely. One 
lone man remained between the flying runner and the goal ! It was Ben- 
ton, the surest tackier on the Miami team. 

The noise was deafening in the crowd. 

Benton was seen to lean tar out, his feet left the ground, and — 

"They crash!" 

No! ' 

Griffith had fairly Leaped over the thing tackier. A touchdown for 
New Castle! Pandemonium reigned 1 

And the goal is kicked ! 

High above the heads <>t eleven begrimed men was Kent Griffith 
raised. Then began the triumphant march down the field before the 
cheering thousands. It ended near the enrtance before a girlish figure 
that smiled and curtsied from sheer joy. 

Then was Kent Griffith lowered to the ground at her very feet, and a 
scene which followed is seldom seen on a football held. 

"lor you, Kitty — and the team," gasped Kent as she was lolded in 
his arms. 

Hugh G. Grant, 'io. 

NOVEMBER, 1911. 

Howard College 









THE founders of the college early recognized the necessity of Lit- 
erary Societies, and to this end two societies were established, the 
Philomathic in 1S47, and the Franklin in [858. 

I he societies have tor their purpose the giving to every student an 
opportunity to familiarize himself with the action of deliberative bodies, 
and to help him to acquire ease and grace in speaking; in short, to make 
successful debaters anil pleasant orators. 

I he regular weekly meetings are held on Saturday nights, and at these 
meetings are discussed all the important questions which are of interest 
to both the social and political world. 

During the months of February and April, the societies hold their 
public anniversary meetings. The society spirit reaches a high pitch, 
when, in the month of December, the challenge debate between the two 
societies is held. On this occasion each society is represented by two of its 
ablest debaters. 

Last year a challenge was given to Auburn for a debate, which was 
accepted. In this debate the Franklins were represented by J. M. 
Rogers, while (i. S. Pinson represented the Philomathic. Notwithstand- 
ing the fact that Auburn was well represented, Howard's speakers 
showed the greater skill, and were awarded the decision. 

In the Fall of 1902, the Alabama Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Associa- 
tion was organized, in which association the Alabama Polytechnic Insti- 
tute, Southern University, and Howard College each have one repre- 
sentative. This representative is chosen from one of the literary societies. 
10 represent the college is not only a great honor, but, in addition, a nice 
gold medal is awarded the winner. 

To encourage debating, the Honorable Walker Percy, of Birmingham, 
gave last year to the best debater, a S30 medal, which was won by R. \V. 

Among the medals awarded at Howard are the following: Sophomore, 
Junior, New Man's, one from each society. Walker Percy, and U. D. C. 

The Howard College Literary Societies have worthy representatives 
in every walk of life. In the ministry, such men as Dr. J. B. Hawthorne, 
Dr. J. R. Sampey, Dr. Hale, of Louisville, Ky. In the medical profes- 
sion: Dr. J. W. Bell, of New York, Dr. J. D. Heacock, of Birmingham, 
Ala., Dr. E. P. Hogan, Professor in the Birmingham Medical College, 
Dr. W. M. Wilkerson, of Montgomery. As educators, such men as 
Dr. D. S. Lyons, Professor of Semetic Languages in Harvard University; 
A. J. Moon, Professor of Greek and Latin, Howard College; H. J. Wil- 
lingham, State Superintendent of Education, and Dr. Geo. W. Macon, 
Professor in Howard College. 



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Philomathic Literary Society 


Actox, J. A. 
Bentley, U. C. 

Blackwelder, W. D. 
Blake, P. 

Carsox, W. H. 
Chapman, J. P. 
Davie, B. Jr. 
Deaver. J. A. 
Edwards, J. T. 
Gaines, J. P. 
Garner, B. H. 
Gwin, J. W. 
Hand, T. E. 
Hester, C. H. 
I sb ell, J. F. 
Jones, R. A. 
Landers, E. J. 
Macxax, C. G. 
McCary. \V. H. 

Milford, J. J. 
Mills, H. F. 
Mills, H. T. 
Moxcrief, A. C. 
Parker, E. 
Rich, R. S. 
Rigell, W. R. 
Robertsox, T. H. 
Robixsox, R. 


Smith, R. D. 
Stivexder, S. T. 

SwiXDALL, A. C. 
SwiXDALL, T. O. 

Thorx berry, J. P. 
Waldrop, L. 
Walker. B. H. 
Thompson, J. I). 

Franklin Literary Society 


Abercrombie, W. R. 
Acker. J. R. 
Anderson, A. C. 
Balkcom, R. C. 
Berry, L. J. 
Bkvis. R. 
Blackshear, J. T. 
BlAke, \V. C. 


Hurt, G. W. 
Buzbee, H. H. 
Causey, O. S. 
Compton, P. G. 
Cowan, S. (). 
Day, E. F. 
Dean, J. E. 

Dickinson, E. 
Duke, J. F. 

Dux \ away, B. E. 

Dunning, G. H. 


Foster, T. A. 


Gallant, W. F. 
Garnett, S. N. 
Gary, C. M. 
Gilder, C. K. 
Gilmer, H. B. 

H \RRIS, G. 

Harris. L. F. 
Hasty, C. B. 
Hodge, K. J. 

Hoffman, M. A. 


Holmes. E. W. 
.' Lowell, S. S. 
Huff. J. A. 

James, W. K. E. 
Joiner. R. C. 
Jordan. W. W. 
Kelly, R. B. 

KlNGRY, C. B. 

Lett. P. W. 
McFall. R. L. 
Miller, A. C. 
Moon. A. E. 
Motley, G. D. 
Newman. M. C. 
Oliver, E. I. 
Pickens, J. D. 
Robertson. J. R. 
Simmons, I. F. 
Smyly, T. W. 
Sorrel, H. S. 
South, W. D. 
Taylor, J. K. 
Taylor, S. A. 
Tisdale, W. C. 
Walker, T. W, 
Wallace, P. E. 
Ward. J. A. 
Ward, R. S. 

Williams, D. I . 
Williams, J. O. 
Willi wis, S. T. 
Worthy, A. B. 
Wyatt, R. L. 
Wyait. T. C. 
N \i i s, T. M. 

The Alabama Inter-Collegiate Oratorical 


THK Alabama Inter-Collegiate Oratorical Association was organized 
in the fall of 1902, through the efforts of Dr. YV. S. Cox, founder 
of Cox College, College Park, Georgia. Delegates from Ala- 
bama Polytechnic Institute, Southern University, and Howard College 
met in Montgomery and effected the organization, the purpose of which 
is to develop a friendly rivalry between the colleges in the cultivation of 

Under this organization an oratorical contest is held each year, each 
of the three institutions having one representative. A handsome gold 
medal, donated by Dr. Cox, is awarded the winner, who is then given 
the privilege of competing in the Southern Inter-Collegiate Oratorical 

The first contest was held in Montgomery in the spring of 1903, and 
Howard was represented by P. C. Barkley. The next year Howard was 
the host of the speakers, the contest being held in the college auditorium. 
I his time J. O. Colley spoke for Howard. The following year found 
the speakers engaged in contest in the auditorium of Southern University 
at Greensboro, and Howard's representative was F. M. Payne. Then 
the A. P. I. at Auburn entertained the orators, and her auditorium was 
the scene of contest. At Auburn YV. A. Jenkins represented Howard. 
Again the contest came to Birmingham and was held in the High School 
auditorium, and J. A. Cook won the medal for Howard. He added yet 
another victory for his Alma Mater by winning the Southern contest at 
Mont Eagle, Tenn. For three years then Selma had the contest, and 
much interest was manifested, especially by our sisters from the Judson. 
J. A. Prescott was the first speaker to represent Howard in Selma, ami 
he was followed by M. E. Nettles, who was a winner. In the last con- 
test held in Selma II. G. Grant was Howard's representative. After 
three years of absence, Birmingham was again the host of the contest, 
which was once more held in the High School auditorium. R. K. I lood 
was Howard's speaker. This year Montgomery is to entertain, and I 
YV. Smyly will represent the Crimson and Blue. 

Franklin-Philomathic Debaters 


C. Anderson 



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C. Stivender 

Won by Philomathic. 









DR. J. B. I.<>\(.\\ ILL, COACH 

Athletic Association 






















Rk;i i.i. 

Presidt nt 
I it t -President 
Secretary and Treasurer 
Football Manager 
Baseball Manager 
Track Team Managi r 
Tennis (J/u/> Manager 

M/6S ftTFLL HHl/6, 

Members of 1911 Varsity Football Team 


W. A. Berry 
C. B. Hasty 
E. J. Berry . 
J. K. Taylor 
Max Zielminsk 
(). W. Braxti.i 
P. W. Lett . 
B. H. Garner 
H. T. Mills 
Ralph Stodghill 
J. W. Gwin 
Will Wixgo 


R. B. Kelly 
J. Watkins 
J. C. Murphy 
J. A. Acton 


Graduate Manager 

Student Manager and Substitute 

Captain and Left Half-back 

Right Half-back 




Left Guard 

Right Guard 

Left Tackle 

Right Tackle 

Left End 

Right End 
Sub. Half-back 
Sub. Full-back 
Sub. End 


Sept. 30 — University of Alabama Tuscaloosa 

Oct. 7 — Georgia Tech Birmingham 

Oct. 21 — A. (Sc M. Mississippi Starksville 

Now 5 — Clemson Clemson 

Nov. 12 — Tulane New Orleans 

Nov. 19 — Southern University Birmingham 

Nov. 2(> — Birmingham College Birmingham 

Nov. 3] — Mercer Macon 



G. I). Motley . . . 

F. McFarlin . 

J. T. Thornberry . 

!'. (i. COMPTON . 


R. L. McPhaul . . 

( i. I. l)l NSMORE . 

V. H. .[amis . . . 

T. Yates .... 

M \RTI\ X 1 \\ MAX . 

C. i'. Kingry (Captain) 

F. Gallant . 




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Right Guard 
Right Guard 
Left Guard 

Left Tackle 

Ri<;h I Tackle 
Right End 
Left End 
Left Half 
Tall Back 
Right Half 

Birmingham High School . 
Birmingham Medical College 



THK football season of 'i i was a very successful one, although a 
majority of the games were lost. In the face of great odds and 
gigantic difficulties the showing was made. 

We were very fortunate to have Dr. Longwell return to us as our coach. 
His work deserves much merit and praise, and, without a doubt, Dr. J. 
B. Longwell ranks among the very best of football coaches in the South 

At the beginning of last season, only a few of the former Varsity re- 
turned, and a team could not be put into proper shape early in the season, 
with only a few old men and few new men of promise. Despite these 
opposing odds, a fairly good bunch of fellows were gotten together by 
the last of September. Their late arrival made it impossible for Dr. 
Longwell to get them into condition by September 30th, when we played 
our first game of the season with Alabama. For three quarters, the 
"Baptist Tigers" held the "Thin Red Line" to one measley touchdown. 
I hen, the lack of condition, due to short training, showed up and Ala- 
bama made several more scores. But the Howard boys showed in the 
first game plenty of grit, and all the season lived up to this standard. 

After this game the following teams were played during the four suc- 
ceeding weeks: Georgia Tech., Mississippi's A. & M., Clemson, Tulane. 
All of these were defeats for Howard, but not mingled with disgrace. 
Only think of Howard competing with these much larger institutions, 
and you would not expect any better showing than we made, as we played 
five such hard games at the beginnning of the season. On November 
10th we pulled off a scoreless affair with Southern University. On No- 
vember 17th followed a brilliant game with Birmingham College, result- 
ing in a victory tor us. The season ended in Macon on Thanksgiving 
with a victory for Mercer. After taking a retrospective glance over the 
past season, we see that Howard put out a team strong on the defense, 
but not so strong on the offense, this being due to inexperience. 1 hey 
displayed superior coaching to most of the teams they met. 

Among the bright, bright stars who donned the pigskin togs the past 
season were, Berry, Brantley, Taylor, Tisdale and Zielminski. Berry, 

the Captain, played a good game all the year, although in bail condition 
much <>t the time. Brantlej also played a splendid game at all times. 
being a valuable man on both offense ami defense. Taylor, Captain-elect, 
showed more form as an offensive player. Hsdale, on <:nt\, although a 
new man, played one ot the best games ot any in Ins department and 
punted fairly well. Zielminski proved to he stronger on the defense than 
on the offense, this being due to his lack ot weight. Gwin, at tackle. 
early rounded into shape and played a consistent game all the season. 
Lett played a good center. Mills, darner, Murphy, Stodghill ami 
Wingo, on the line, and Kelly, in the back field, played good ball also. 

Next season the following teams will probably be played: Marion. Al- 
bertsville, Clemson, Mercer, Birmingham College, University ot" Ten- 
nessee, Mississippi College, and Tulane. 

Prospects for the next year are bright. Dr. Longwell is expected to 
return, as will also man\ ot last year's \ arsitv. 

G. B. Hasty, '13. 

Baseball Roll 

W. C. Tisdale, Manager 
J. F. Duke, Asst. Manager 
J. K. Taylor 
R. Robinson 

M. C. NlU MAN 

George Motley 

E. J. Hodge 


\V. I). South 
C. Wood 

Max Zielminski 
J. A. Acton 

Baseball, Retrospective and Prospective 

H\l\Kl\(i hack across Howard's baseball history on any di) when 
the harking is good — we make profound acknowledgment to Mr. 
Samuel (i. Blythe for thus using his phrase "unknownst," as it were. 
to himself — one's vision and harking apparatus must indeed be defective 
and in sail net\l ot oiling and repair it it does not show looming large the 
name and tame ot at least two great men, Frank Sparks, who at one time 
was doing his looming with the New York Nationals, and "Mac'" Robin- 
son, who confined the dazzling splendors ot his variegated assortment of 
curves to the somewhat restricted (unction of illuminating the premier 
league of the South. Each of these men was a wonder, in tact "some 
wonder," and when it came to being the original lights of their leagues the\ 
had the regular old everyday or garden variety of bright, particular stars 
looking like blinking tallow candles in a Serbonian hog. 

Common report has it that it was Howard's baseball reputation that got 
the College in S. I. A. A.; so it at once shows the relevancy ot mentioning 
the two greatest twirlers who have had their college training on our dia- 
mond and whose after careers have reflected so much athletic radiance of 
their Alma Mater. But it is not to he supposed that all our years were 
lean when Sparks ami "Mac" were not in our gleaming, glittering midst. 
"On the contrary," as the sea-sick Frenchman replied when asked if he had 
dined. I he season of 191 i was glorious enough, bringing, as it did, a 
percentage of .666, and leaving, as it did, after the celehrated Auburn 
series, a ret! hand-painted record on Kast Lake sidewalks and public build- 
ings that the gnawing rains of the next ten years cannot obliterate. 

It was great: hut next season greater things are promised. We are 
offering no explanation nor apology for the present season. "Quis" excuse, 
s accuse." ^ et we do say that the present outlook leaves us no reason to 
doubt that next season we shall outdo even the hest we have done: and we 
are looking to turn out another Sparks and another "Mac" Robinson. 
Ambitious, eh? Well, just you hold your hreath ami wait and see. 

P. 1\ B. 

\ZanJerblit lI'IV* 
'1owa rd 2- 3- h 

M aL r ion 2- 6 

Sou/- hern U. /-0-6 
r-JowrP 3-S-ty 

Bhavi Col. 3-H- 

Auburn 2-0-3 
How art) O-2.-7 

Univ. oJ /IJa. ?-8-S~ 
Mo u> c(r? /" 3~* 

£cisebci//- /y/A 

R. B. Kelly., Jr., Manager. 
Fred Gallant, Assistant Manager 
J. A. Acton C. B. Kingrs 

P. G. Compton Martin Newman 

G. I. Dun&MORE I. 1-'. Simmons 

Max Zielminski 



Y. M. C. A. 

Motto: "Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, sui/h the Lor// of Hosts." 

\V. K. E. James 1' resident 

C. B. Hasty Vice-President 

( ). S. Causey Secretary 

V. \Y. Lett Treasurer 


J. A. Huff Program 

J. A. DeaveR Bible Study 

T. \V. Smvi.V Me /ubcrs hip 

J. D. Thompson Missionary 


\V. R. Abercrombie 
A. Anderson 
P. Blake 
A. A. Bolen 
G. W. Burt 

H. H. Bl /.BEE 

E A. Deaver 



G. Dunning 

W. T. Edwards 
E. B. Fulington 
C. B. Hasty 

E. J. Hodge 

M. A. Hoffman 
E. W. Holmes 
S. Howell 
J. A. Hufi 
C. G. Macnan 
H. F. Mills 
G. I). Motley 
|. I). Pickens 
R. Robinson 
J. R. Robertson 
T. H. Robertson 
I. F. Simmons 

\V. H. 
(). S 

W. F. 


CAUS] 5 

5 . Chapman 
\ G. Compton 
S. (). Cowan 
E. F. Day 
C. K. Gilder 
H. B. Gilmer 
I. W. Gwjn 
T. E. Hand 
G. Harris 


\V. K. E. James 
R. Joiner 

\V. W. Jordan 


P. W. Rett 
\V. Smyly 
\V. D. South 
J. C. 




A. Taylor 
f. D. Thompson 
P. E. Wallace 

J. ( ). Wii i i wis 
S. T. Willi VMS 
T. C. W ^ mi 

Y. M. C. A. 

THIS organization has long been at Howard, and has conic up 
through main hard tights: it was once discontinued for two years, 
but was reorganized and has been active for the past four years. 
We meet on Moiulax nights and devote about an hour to the program. 
I his is the only organization in the college which endeavors to get all 
the boys to attend and has a moral and spiritual purpose in view. 

I he Y. M. C. A. has for its purpose the development of the religious 
life and fostering a spirit of brotherhood among the boys. We strive 
to promote all departments of college lite that will be beneficial to men 
in college. It is our aim to bring every boarding student in college to 
Christ, as well as to develop the spiritual life of those who arc already 
Christians. Frequently socials are given, and thus the boys come in con- 
tact with the young ladies of the town. This adds much pleasure ami 
enjoyment to college lite. The topics ot the meetings are such as will 
appeal and interest young men largely. All ot them, however, do not 
relate strictlv to religion, but to some questions of moral import. 

Our location here makes it possible tor us to secure much aid from 
outside men, such as pastors and prominent laymen ot Birmingham. 
Members ot the Faculty often deliver us very instructive lectures. Es- 
pecially beneficial and helpful have been the lectures delivered to us by 
Dr. Macon on the subject ot " The Purity ot Young Men." But the most 
inspiring meetings are those rendered by the members themselves. A 
mission class meets tor the period ot one hour one afternoon in every 
week to study certain books. We are now studying "Negro Life in the 

The present outlook ot the Y. M. C. A. is indeed encouraging. A 
lew of the best workers will graduate this year, but still we will have 
a goodlv number of enthusiastic workers. Our organization is on a bet- 
ter working basis now than ever before. We hope by the Spirit ot the 
Lord to be able to make the college air pure and wholesome: and to have 
a Christ-like student bodv. 

fc> Newton Club" 

Motto: "Nil mortalibus ardui est." 


J. O. Williams 
M. A. Hoffman 
R. A. [ones . 
C. B. Hasty 

Colors: Black ttia Orange 






R. C. Balkcom R. A. [ones 

C. B. Hasty K. W. Stuckey 

M. A. Hoffman W. R. Rig] i l 

J. ( ). Williams 

Volunteer Mission Band 

Howard Medico Club 

Motto: > ou may run around a little while, but we will nail you in the end. 
Colors: Black and White. Flower: Cape Jassamine and Cedar 


Yell! yell! veil like H— 

Quinine, Strychnine, Blood and Pus, 
What the devil is the matter with us 
Nothing, nothing, hold your reins 
We're the guys that fix your pains. 

L W. Gwin 
W. C. Blake 
E. F. Day . 



Secretary and Treasurer 


W. C. Blake 

]. P. Blackshear 
E. F. Day 
B. H. ( Jarner 
H. H. Gilmer 
J. W. Gwin 
L. F. Harris 

J. A. Ward 

C. B. K.1XGRY 

C. G Magn \\ 

R. KomxsoN 
R. C. |oi\i k 
\V. D. South 
I). L. Willi wis 
R. S. Ward 

Underwood Club 

Motto: I 'nderwood for I' resilient of the United Stdtt*. 


J. A. Deaver President 

A. C. Anderson F ice-President 

C. B. Hasty Secretary 

Student H(ul\ and Faculty of Howard College. 

Woman Suffrage Club 

Colors: Baby Blue and Pink Flower: Touch-me-nots 

Motto: U e believe in woman's rights — and lefts. 


F. \Y. Holmes 

. President 

C. B. Hasty .... 

. Vice-President 

P. \V. Lett .... 

Secretary and Treasure! 



R. IF Kelly 

C. H. Hester 

J. A. Deaver 

J. I). Pickens 

J. R. Acker 


T. C. Wyatt 

H. H. Buzbee 

J. (). Williams 

L. F. Harris 

B. I) W II. JR. 

R. Robinson 

IF S. Sorrell 

J. \V. Gwin 

(). S. Causey 

R. C. Joiner 

Prof. Bi rns 

M. A. Hoffm \\ 

Prof. S arratt 

S. A. Taylor 

Prof. Moon 

W. C. Blake 

Prof. Dawson 

Business Men's Club 

Motto: // your business does not keep you busy, «et busy «(!/irin mort business. 


A. A. Bolen 
K. J. Hodge 


K. |. Birry 

I ice-President 
I reasurer 


J. E. Acker 
( ). S. Causey 
J. P. Chapm \\ 
B. E. Dunn \\\ w 
(I. H. Dunning 
( i. I. Dunsmore 

( i. H \RRIS 

C. B. Hasty 
W. E. Riley 
J. R. Robertson 


VI. ( i. Xll I. MINSK! 

Dirty Dozen Club 

Motto: Do the other fellow before he /Iocs you. 

FAVORITE SONG: The father and his only son Kent out to dig a ditch. 

Drink: Corn whiskey. 

Pass Word : / am dirty. 

Colors: Smoky red and dirty green. 

Flower: Vine burr. 

Knock: Two longs — one short. 


'Slick" Tisdale . 
'Runt" ( Jallant . 

'Foam" Yk.vihs 

'Bunch" Gwin 
'Grandma" Chapm w 
'Windy" Waldrop 
Rat" Dunning . 
'Daught" Worthy 
'Corn Whiskey" Garner 


I ice-President 

Secretary and treasurer 

Door Keeper and Scout 


\ o thing 

Gas Bag 

III uh Liar 

The Dirtiest One 

Believes in Pouring it Down 

Red Headed Club 

II. B. Bradley R. Robinson 


Miss LuciLE Morris 

Pompadour Club 



Raff! Riff! Raff! 
Ree! Rah! Roar! 
Herpicide ! Herpicide ! 

Song: There'll be no parting there! 
Motto: United we stand. 


"Most High Porcupine" Taylor 
"High Top-o-Lorum" Tisdale 

"Preserver of the Model" McPhaul. 
"Custodian of tlie Hair- 1 omc" Moon. 


"Model tor the Flat Top Variety" Kingrv. 
"Little Top-o-Lorum" Blackshear. 
"Hair Specialist" Robertson. 
"Chocolate Milk" Walker. 


"Pap" Swindall. 
"Jeff" Bolen. 
"Big Bill" Compton 
"Baby' Taylor. 


*Prof. Dawson. 

Prot. Sarratt. 

' H\ special dispensation, the Grand Council has permitted him to wear his upon hi- 


Sigma Nu Fraternity 


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(Founded I irginia Military Institute. l86g.) 
Colors: Old Gold, Black and White. Flower: White Rose. 


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PUBLICATION: Active Chapters: Sixty-seven. Delta SIGMA NU. 

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Class of 1012. 

Richard Bussey Kelly, Jr. 
Herbert Sumerei. Sorrei.i. 

Class of 1913. 

Joe Frank Duke ... 
William Campbell Blake 
Bunyan Davie, jr. 
Frank Bell Lawrence . 

Class of kji_|. 

Henry Woodfin Hooton 

Class of 1915 

I i'shaw Cranfill Bentley . 
Harry Brooks Bradley . 
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Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity 



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Howard College 

Pi Kappa Alpha 

{Founded University of I irginia, March i, 1858.) 
Colors: Garnet and Old Gold. Flower: Lily of the Valley. 

Standard: Tulip. 


Frederic S. Taylor James B. Schlater 

Robertson Haward Littleton \V. Tazewell 

Julian K. Wood 

Alpha Pi Chdp'ter Established iqii. 


Class of io>2. 

John Alexander De \\ 1 r 

Class of 1 i)i 2. 

Jerome Oscar Williams 

Leon Ferdinando Harriss .... 
Melton Arrington Hoffman . 

Class of 1414 

Ira Fred Simmons . 
J. Ralph Stodghill 
Ron Alfred Jones . 
Robert Robinson . 

Class of 191 s. 


W'u 1:1 r South 
John Robertson 
Thomas Arnold Foster 
William W vit Jordan 
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\ I idwa) 

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Richmond, \ a. 

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Memphis, Tenn. 

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White Sulphur Springs, 


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Charleston. S. C. 

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Norfolk, \'a. 

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Dillon. S. C. 

Alumnus Eta 

N i'\\ ( )i leans, I. a. 

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Dallas. Tex. 

Alumnus Iota 

Knoxville, Tenn. 

Alumnus Kappa 

Charlottesville, Va. 

Alumnus Lambda 

Opelika, Ala. 

Alumnus Mu 

Fort Smith, Ark. 

Alumnus Nu 

Birmingham, Ala. 

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Lynchburg, Va. 

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Spartanburg, S. C. 

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Gainesville, ( Ja. 

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Lexington, K\. 

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Raleigh, N. C. 

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Salisbury, N. C. 

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Charlotte. N . C. 

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Hattiesburg, Miss. 

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Muscogee, Okla. 

Alumnus Psi 

Pensacola, Fla. 

Alumnus ( )mega 

Nashville. Tenn. 


Colors: Purple and Gold. 

Mel Durant Smith 

W. L. Crawford 

{Local — Founded 1900.) 


Flower: I'iolet. 

Flavius Hatcher Hawkins 
Albert Lee Smith 

Percy Pratt Burns. 


Class of 1913. 

Charles Bowdon Kingry Montgomery, Ala. 

Spencer Newton Garnett Decatur, Ala. 

Curtis Bush Hasty Nicholsville, Ala. 

J. Kepler Taylor Greensboro, N. C. 

George Douglas Motley Gadsden, Ala. 

Class of 1014. 

Edward Jackson Berry Russellville, Ala. 

John Amos Huff Halevville, Ala. 

Sam Oscar Cowan Cowan, Tenrt. 

Oliver William Brantley Birmingham, Ala. 

J. E. Hollingsworth Birmingham, Ala. 

Jefferson Davis Thompson Union Springs, Ala. 

G. I. DlJNSMORE Stanton, Ala. 

Class of [915. 

Martin Comer Newman Collinsville, Ala. 

Harry Thomas Weaver Birmingham, Ala. 

Elbert James Hodge Carrollton, Ala. 

William Taylor WlNGO Birmingham, Ala. 

Clarence K. Gilder ... Carbon Hill, Ala. 

John Thomas Blackshear Dothan, Ala. 

My Wish 

For aye to walk with thee, sweetheart, 
When- fresh the morning-glory shines 
I'll mi haunts of men and toil apart. 
Beneath yon darklj glomming pines. 

I would fill m\ hungry soul, sweetheart, 

That si^hs and \ earns tor thee in vain, 
And so must learn to feel love's smart — 
I (i know and feel its smiting pain. 

( ) come at hreak of dawn, sweetheart, 
And hide till fades the dying da\ : 
I'll sing to thee with artless art. 
My restless soul's impassioned lay. 

And for thy dusky hair, sweetheart, 
I'll pluck the crimson of the rose ; 
For it love's sorrow shall impart 
To thee, sweet maker of my woes. 

Fen there upon thy breast, sweetheart. 
I fain would live and die in bliss; 
For life nor death could terrors start. 
If life and death indeed were this. 

F. H. 


\ bright, winsome angelic, captivating, capable young lady to (ill the 
aching void in Deaver's heart. 

A ball and chain for Fullington. 

Galvanized interior for Mess Hall hoarders. 

A widow with seven children to wed Hand. 

A nurse. White woman preferred. Must be careful concerning small 
things, such as combing the hair, caring for the complexion, and keeping 
bibs on straight. No fresh sympathizer need apply. — Guardian ol 

A barber to attend to "close shaves" made in History classes; also 
"cuts of every kind. Must he skilled in training pompadours and grow- 
ing hair. Splendid patronage guaranteed. — Students and Faculty. 

I o exchange my countenance for another. Am tired sitting up with 
my own. Will accept most any proposition. — T. C. Wyatt. 

Readers for my new hook, "How to Butt In." Is an account of my 
own experience on holiday trips. As to my success consult mine own 
egotism: as to my failures see the A. (i. P. I. girls from Monte vallo. — 
P. (i. Compton. 

A French pony. One that will not shy at a Prof., and has easy gaits. 
Will pay a good price, tor he is very much needed. 1 must have a pony. 
—A. A. Bolen. 

Stalk-cutter, bone-crusher, hide-scraper, rock-pulverizer, onion farm and 
pepper mill, combined. This special device is very much needed in the 
construction of dormitory hash. — Prof. Dawson. 


If Bolen weighs 200 pounds, how much does Dunnaway? 

If Beatrice went to church, would Reuben Joiner? 

If Prof. Burns wood, Willie Cook? 

If Tom leaves College, who will Foster Mills? 

If you want to see A. Moon, Curtis B. Hasty. 

If you want to get Rich, buy Holmes in Montgomery. 

When will Mrs. A. C. And-er-son reach home? 

Lett Buzbee Smyly, if he can't be Moore. 

Be polite to the ladies, if you want to be Gallant. 

If the Greeks could man ten ships, how many could Hoffman? 

Is Hollingsworth a dollar, — then Hand me a quarter. 

If Booker T. is president, who is Dean? 

If your face is Motley, take it to our "Tub." 

If "Mary" will be daughter, who will Bea — son? 

Tell me please, what did Ed Berry? 

When the 'possum Lanier, did he get enough Simmons? 

If the Day is bad, Will Wingo? 

If a crow is black, what "bird" is White? 

To develop (the) South do we need Blackshear? 

If Capehart Wood, he could make McPhaul. 

If we wear custom-made clothes, do we need our Taylors? 

If we have a hospital, Shouldn't Wards be in it? 

If princes ride horses, should our Dukes be Walkers? 

What have we for supper? O — liver. 

If you want to be happy, Thornberry your troubles. 

If she broke in two, could Blackwelder? 

If any one gets his diploma, it will certainly be A. Bliss. 

If you pull his hair, will "Red" Howell? 

When the dinner bell rings, will Balcom? 

Why can't Teddy Bear "Skygack?" 

Election Results 

Jan. 25. 1912. 
Handsomest man — Rigell. 
Best All-round man — Lett. 
Best Athlete — "Dutch." 
Cheekiest man — Dunning. 
Biggest Book-worm — I shell. 
Brainiest man — Anderson. 
Biggest Loafer — Dunning. 
Most conceited man — Davie-Huft (tie). 
Laziest man — Williams, S. T. 
Fattest man— Swindall. 
Leanest man — Stivender. 
Best student — Moon. 
Most popular man — Smyly. 
Wittiest man — Blackshear. 
Biggest bonehead — Compton. 
Most dignified man — Huff. 
Biggest Hirt — Taylor. J. K. 
Best drilled cadet — Stodghill. 
Biggest bore — Gilmer. 
Biggest tobacco-beat — Blake, P. 
Most bashful man — Acker. 
Biggest liar — Sorrell. 
Most distinguished divine — Buzbee. 
College baby — "Big" Taylor. 

"Quips Modest" 

Blackshear, arguing with a pretty girl, "I don't agree with you, 
Miss " 

"I hardly expected it," replied the fair one, sweetly, "Lobsters never 

"Nothing like married life" — Stucky. 

"Buttinsky," A Polish word meaning a good athlete; as for example — 
Zielminski (Dutch). 

"Come on, boys!" said one hair to another which was vainly trying to 
make room for itself to grow in Prof. Dawson's beard, "There's plenty 
of room at the top." 

'Twas a mistake, he should never have left the woods" — Wallace. 

"I wonder does anybody know I'm IT?" — Stodghill. 

Magnan (in Zoology): "Dr. Macon, does rabbits lay eggs?" 

Garner: "How do you spell Hzzard?" 

Hand: "Two zz's." 

Garner: "Which one comes first?" 

"Confound it all, who says I'm bow-legged?" — Dunsmore. 

"Lovely, fresh and green" — Burt. 

"Hark! I heard a hollow sound — Who cracked my skull?" — Dunning, 

"Comb down his hair; Look! Look! It stands upright." "Yea, there 
is no attraction from within" — Causey. 

"I have never felt the kiss of love, no maiden's hand in mine" — New- 

"And the loud laugh that spake the vacant mind" — Compton. 

"W T hen I beheld him I sighed, and said within myself, 'Surely mortal 
man is a broom-stick.' " — Stivender. 

"1 he one needs the assistance of the other" — "J. A." & "R. S." 

"Let me have ladies about me" — Kingry. 

"Where gottest thou that goose look?" — "Red" Howell. 

"Beauty took vacation, 

At the time ot mv creation" — "Red" Robinson. 

Senyur Slambs 

Joe is his name, 

But we call him Cap'ain Jacker 
He goes to sec the girls, 

But he doesn't chew "terbacker." 

Anderson is the adjutant. 

And the hoys think he's tight ; 
He works might] hard 

To keep 'cm in at night. 

Buzbee isn't a Hirt, 

Though a might) big preacher; 
His Hock at Lickskillet 

Say he's loving their teacher. 

Because of his size 

We call Bolen "Tub;" 
He says he'll never marry. 

But cook his own "grub.'' 

That Dean is a student 

No one can doubt ; 
For since he got married 

He's never flunked out. 

Then comes another. 

Gwin, the athlete ; 
He has a big head. 

And my! What feet! 

Harris is nothing, 

But he's studying diseases,— 

How to cure folks. 

And kill em when he pleases. 

If girls arc around, 

Hoffman's right there; 
He's often in societj , 

But never on a "tear." 

lames is a runt ; 
W- call him "Little Willie;" 

At school he rides a pony, 
At home he rides a Billv. 

In speaking of Kelly. 

We always say "Dick; 
He works all the time. 

At some kind of trick. 

Lett is a preacher, 

And a lover, too ; 
He's sure to get married. 

If he ever gets through. 

So quiet, so peaceful, 
Ed. Oliver remains; 

We know not his joys. 
Nor even his pains. 

As to Tom Smyly 

I have nothing to say ; 
Accept this statement. 

And call another day. 

We have a Senior 
Of "Hobo" fame; 

He has red hair; 
Sorrell is his name. 

There's "Pop" Suindall, 
A preacher of renown, 

The father of the College, 
And sage of the town. 

And J. O. Williams 
Is a preacher rare ; 
"Jo," and "Pop" Swindall 
Make a good pair. 

Then, out of order. 

We strike Collier's trail. 
The Decatur professor 

Who finishes b\ mail. 

A Review of the Most Popular Books 

The Track: A Benefit to ) outh, written in a charming style by the 
famous sprinter, Fred Gallant. A rare production. Should be 
read by every young man in America. 

Love's Commands, a striking romance by J. 1). Thompson. I he author's 

versatility <>t style and clear insight into his subject prove him 

Science in Business, an elegantly bound volume, containing splendid ad- 
vice, based upon personal experience, by Dick Kelly. Especially 
helpful to those interested in private financiering. 

Military Life, a remarkahle treatise scientifically written, by that great 
tactician. Capt. Jacker. This edition should he perused hy every 
military man who is interested in the most modern methods of 

Advice to Pastors, a unique work relating to pastoral duties. h\ Parson 
Holmes. This contribution has received praise from every quar- 
ter of the Christian world. 

Economy in the Hour, one of the rarest productions ever published re- 
lating to home life, by A. C. Anderson. No home is complete with- 
out this volume in its library. 

The Art of Courtship, a rich and charming book, disclosing many secrets 
in the art of making love, by Wm. Rufus Kigell. This is one of 
the most popular editions ever produced by this experienced 

The Missing Link, a most peculiar though interesting discourse on evolu- 
tion, by P. W. Lett. In a vindictive style the author seeks to 
defend himself by proving his antagonist, (). S. Causey, the "miss- 
ing link." 

Who Should Be Boss/ An immensely attractive and amusing story on 
Woman Suffrage, by Curtis Hasty. The story runs into the hu- 
morous and even ridiculous style; however, it possesses a charm 
which is rarely excelled. 

How to Raise Dogs, one of the best productions of its nature ever 
written, by Preston Blake, Jr. The author clearly shows how to 
train dogs to appreciate the "high life" so often experienced in 
association with college boys. In this story "Skygack" is the chief 

Table Etiquette, a strictly original and highly entertaining discussion, by 
"Slic" Tisdale. This book should be read by all, especially col- 
lege men. It is the very latest, and is now published in several 
languages, the original being in negro dialect. 

Who's Who at Howard 

Who "works" professors and comes out light? 

The Senior. 
Who calls on the girls from night to night? 

The Senior. 
Who makes the Freshmen stand and admire? 
Who shirks the broom and never builds a fire? 
Who of his dignity never will tire? 

The Senior. 

Who sits up late poring over books? 

The Junior. 
Who envies Seniors and thinks they'sre crooks? 

The Junior. 
Who lives close and never goes to town ? 
Who looks at the girls with a horrid frown? 
Who would give his life for a cap and gown ? 

The Junior. 

Who thinks of himself and says he's wise? 

The Sophomore. 
Who makes excuses when taken by surprise? 

The Sophomore. 
Who goes to shows and misses his classes? 
Who spends his time courting the lasses? 
Who walks the campus with the rest of the asses? 

The Sophomore. 

Who takes out the ashes and brings in the coal ? 

The Freshman. 
Who goes to his classes to answer the roll? 

The Freshman. 
Who enters College lank and lean? 
Who looks "ratty" wherever he's seen? 
Who will ever be the greenest of the green? 

The Freshman. 

Who brings forth laughter and thinks he's witty? 

The Prep. 
Who in his ignorance needs our pity? 

The Prep. 
Who is the weakling that depends on another? 
Who has expressions like "dis," "dat," and "t'other?" 
Who needs the care of his loving mother? 

The Unfortunate Prep. 

Here are the Reasons 

Went to a show without permission; 
Had a good time, but came in late. 
Yielding to requests made by friends, 

Indulged in a bath at halt" past eight. 

Was writing to my girl at time for recitation, 
Appeared quite sick, but didn't go to bed. 
Lost my balance when I went down to dinner. 
Kicked over the table dodging from bread. 
Excused myself from military duties. 
Did not report with uniform and gun. 

Turned off the lights while all were at supper. 
Had to meet a flashlight after I had run. 
Escaped into a closet during adjutant's inspection. 

Created disorder after he had gone. 
Answered at drill for a guy who was absent. 
Made no excuse for what I had done. 
Put Epsom salts into the cooler ot water. 
Urged all the boys to drink their till; 
Sent immediately after the doctor, — 

"C?" / walked the campus, they paid the bill! 

A Skemical Study of Some Zooligical 


Subjects : 

BUZBEE: History. Taken from the wilds of Alabama. 
Occurrence. Most often in the mess hall. 
Physical Properties. Fuzzy to the touch. 
Chemical Properties. Unites with mother earth. 
Uses. Living illustration of Darwin's theory. i ': History. Lassoed by Lydia E. Pinkham while touring the low- 
lands of Buzzardrobia. 
Occurrence. In places least needed. 
Physical Properties. Soft, bitter, and unstable. 
Chemical Properties. Soluble in good looks. 
Uses. Not yet discovered. 

SmYLY: History. Captured in the jungles of Marengo and tamed by 

Barnum and Bailey. 
Occurrence. In everything his noble self can rule or ruin. 
Physical Properties. Has a great affinity for Tom. 
Chemical Properties. 80 per cent, balloon juice, 10 per cent. 

soft soap, 5 per cent, shag, and the rest ego. 
Uses. To nurse all Preps. 

Simmons: History. Brought fresh from the sand hills of the South. 
Occurrence. Near the trough. 
Physical Properties. Astringent taste. 
Chemical Properties. Soluble in all sweet things. 
Uses. Substitute for Caruso. 

SORRELL: History. Unearthed in a curiosity shop in Dadeville. 
Occurrence. Very often at the mouth. 
Physical Properties. Long and slim with a glowing top. 
Chemical Properties. Unites readily with alcohol. 
Uses. Used for rough on rats. 

HUFF: History. Won't do to tell. 

Occurrence. On the wet end of a cigar. 

Physical Properties. Has the power of strutting while stand- 
ing still. 
Chemical Properties. Reacts with compliments. 
Uses. To produce "Bush-wah" (Indian lor hot air). 

In fact, no matter what your life work may be, we can 
make your equipment for it more complete. 




After You Leave College 

What ! 

IF you have not decided on a career, let us suggest the 
BUSINESS LIFE. The " Market Place " is calling for the 
brightest intellect and the finest manhood; and the rewards X 

are large and substantial. f 


We can give you a business training that will insure f 

success at the outset, that will open the door to the most desir- 
able positions. •:• 


Or, perhaps you have decided to be a professional man * 

— a lawyer or a doctor. If so, come here first and acquire an 

expert knowledge of shorthand and typewriting — it will enable 

you to work your way through the Law or Medicine school and 

supply you with bread and butter in the lean, early days of 

your practice. ? 

Suppose you purpose to be a teacher? A Wheeler Busi- % 

ness Course will add to your earning capacity. X 

Call or write and take up this important matter person- 
ally with us. •:• 



Wheeler Business College 

1909 1-2—17 1-2 First Avenue I 

Birmingham, Alabama 

In Operation Since 1888 

N THIS PAGE is pictured the birth- 
place, typographically speaking, of the 
publication before you. Here much 
thoughtful care has been given to the 
harmonious material development of the literary 
and artistic brain-children of the editors and 
contributors. Frankly, we believe the result of 
our labors to be commendable, else this page 
would not appear. But after all, you are the 
judge. What say you? 







Who wants just what he wants — 
and at a price that's right, will be 
glad to pay cash to Blach's. For 
here is a store built on a cash pol- 
icy exclusively. 




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Roller Champion 



Southern Agt. 




If you want the best beyond I 


We educate the uneducated, and make the 
educated more proficient. 

We teach all the industrial sciences success- 
fully by mail. 

We have more than one million four hundred 
thousand students. 

For further particulars address 

The International Correspondence Schools 

»r J. L. Whelchel, Division Supt. 
938 First National Bank Bldj*. Birmingham, Ala. 

F. W. Bromberg 

Jeweler and 

216 North Twentieth Street 
Kodak Supplies Films Developed 


KANAKAS & REGAS, Proprietors 

Meals Served on Short 

221 North Nineteenth Street 
Peoples Phone 265 Open day and night 

There is nothing so sure to win her smile 
as a box of 

Huyler's or Belle-Mead's Candy 

Which you will always find fresh and delicious 
at our stores 

We have the best fountain drinks in the city, and 
serve specialties that none others can serve, he- 
cause they are not equipped as we are. 

Comer 3rd Ave. and llltli Si 

Phones 1004 

Coiner Urd Ave. and SDtfa Si 

Phones iw 





7620-7622 First Ave. 

(Close to College Station) 


For ten years we have led the procession at East Lake, as dealers 
in staple and fancy groceries. 

Recently, we added a line of Shoes. Dry-goods and Mens Furnish- 
ings— including high class tailored clothes (A. E. Anderson & Co.). 

We are especially grateful for the generous patronage which the 
College Men have given us since we started this new line. 

It is our purpose to continue to broaden our lines, and improve 
our facilities, so that we may take care of all the reasonable wants of the 
College Students. 

We solicit your trade, whether you be a "Prep" or a "Post-Gradu- 
ate"; whether you need a shoe-lace or a graduating suit. 

If it is in our power to do you a favor — however great or small — 
we wili take delight in it. 

Ask the other men about us. 

Andrew Colias 

Wholesale and retail confectioner and 
manufacturer of home-made 

Chocolates, Bonbons and 
Ice Cream 

Bell Phone 1137 

1st. Avenue and 21st St., 

Birmingham, Alabama 

Oxford and Holman Bibles and Testaments 
Nelson's Revised Bibles 

Engraved Cards. School Announcements, 
Wedding Invitations 

SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Blackboards. Crayons. 
Erasers, Maps, Charts, Globes, Flags, Inks, 
Tablets. Pencils. Report Cards. School Reg- 
isters, Mechanical Drawing Sets and Supplies 

Dewberry & Montgomery 
Stationery Company 

2029 Second Ave.. Birmingham Ala. 

W. T. Johnson, President, W. L Metcalf, Vlce-Pres. and Mgr. 

W. J. Lassiler, Sec. and Treas. 

Kentucky Livery Company 


Livery and Feed Stables 

Successors to Fies & Sons Livery Depart- 
ment. Proper and careful attention given 
to all animals and vehicles. Finest livery 
in the city. Both Phones 466 

216 N. Sixteenth St., Birmingham. Ala. 

QUALITY Established 1886 

White and Black FACTS of the 

Bessemer Fire Brick Co. 

Offices: 415-16 Brown Marx Bldg. 
" The Excelsior Brand " 

Plants: Bessemer and Ensley 



Judson College 

Marion, Alabama 







d Tliis is one of the oldest colleges for $ 

women in America, and is in first * 

rank amongst educational institutions. * 


Standard courses leading to B. A. and | 

B. S. Degrees; exceptionally fine ad- | 

vantages are offered in Music, Art $ 

and Expression. f 


CI Fine Athletic Equipment. | 


CI Extremely healthy location. | 


For illustrated catalog, address * 





Robert G. Patrick, D. D. 

Marion, Alabama 1 

The Silver Jubilee 

In celebration of our twenty-five 
years of successful ac- 


I Beginning May 1st, 1912 

£ and continuing for one year. 

:j: A year of better merchandise for 
less money 

E. G. Burchfield! 



We handle the most complete * 
line of high grade stationery, soaps | 
and toilet requisites in East Lake, t 



Loveman, Joseph & Loeb 


We appreciate the college trade t 


I People s Cafe 

£ Open Day and Night 

1820 Second Avenue 

(Established 1887) 

Collins & Company 

Wholesale Grocers and 
Produce Merchants 

JAMES GATOWS, Proprietor 

Ice Cream 


2301-2303 First Ave. 2300-2302 Morris Ave. £ 


The Birmingham Ledger | 

Delicious — all seasons for 
parties and dinners, get 


> Bell 508-509 


i Peoples 544 "It's all Quality' 

Clean, Fearless, 

-and stands for the public 


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Howard College 

Birmingham, Alabama 








What Howard College Offers. 

1. Teachers trained in the best colleges and universities of America — Christian 
.j. men who believe in mental expansion and more yet in spiritual growth. 

2. A student body as fine as can be found in the United States — young men 
.;. who attend college to make preparation for useful, Christian lives. 

3. Influences that help a man make life worth living — pure, clean, uplifting. 

•£• 4. A list of alumni and old students not graduates, who have made noble con- 

tributions to civic advancement and Christian growth — men who have done things 
.;. and who now do things — foremost in every vocation, whether business, professional 

*<• or religious. 


Graduates of the Recent Past. 

During the last eight years Howard men have made enviable records in great 
American universities: Harvard, Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Chicago, Columbia. 

The aim is thoroughness, the purpose to make men. 

Howard College isnow one of the Southern- institutions' that have* adopted 
the system of units, by which the real college is known. 

The intention of the management is TO STAY WITH THE BEST. 

Howard is now among the First Colleges in 
Standard. Let us place it among the First in 
Numbers. Please write for a New Catalog. 

A. P. Montague, 


f We will appreciate your patronage 


You will appreciate our service 







Both Phones 222 

Peoples Phone 719 

Bell Phone 4164 

Armstrong Hat Co. 

:•: Hatters and Haberdashers 


117 N. Twentieth Street 



Hooper Cafe 

312 and 314 20th St. 


Jacob Reed's Sons I 


Manufacturers of £ 

Gold Medal Uniforms | 

For officers of the United States f 

Army, Navy and Marine Corps, and % 

students of principal Military I 

Schools and Colleges. 1 

We are also splendidly equipped to supply * 

custom-tailored and ready-to-wear clothing ':' 

of exceptional quality and making. Haber- * 

dashery, Headwear and Linens of every ? 

description. Presentation Swords, Swagger % 

Sticks, Scarf Pins, Presentation Belt Plates, i 

Etc , Etc. X 

Exclusive and only authorized distribu- a 

tors of Greek Letter Fraternity Hat Bands £ 

and Neckwear. % 

Good, Wholesome Food | 

Makes clear minds and strong bodies. 

Buy it where it is fresh I 
Wholesale Prices to Consumers 

V. W. WOOD & CO. 

2400 Second Ave. Call Either Phone 

Marble Barber Shop 

In the Florence 

H. C. HARRIS, Proprietor 

Hot and Cold Baths Fourteen Barbers 

1S2S Second Ave.. BIRMINGHAM. ALA. 

Spencer Business 

Why such a rush to Spencers ? 

Because the business world indorse our work. 

Because a hundred thousand people at the Alabama State Fair 
saw the superiority of our systems and methods. 

Because nearly every Bank and Railroad Office in the City bears 
testimony to the success of our pupils. 

Because we have good things to teach and know how to teach 

Because over 500 positions have been filled by us during the 
three years of our administration. 

Because CHARTIER SHORTHAND has no equal. 

Because our pupils can write rapidly, and read their notes like 

Because many young people have, after just a few weeks study 
of our systems of Shorthand and Bookkeeping, risen from $4.00 or $5.00 
weekly salary to positions at $40.00 to $175.00 per month. 

Time required to complete either course 4 to 10 weeks. 

We challenge comparison with any school in the country. 

Prof. S. A. Ellis, President 

Birmingham, Alabama 

1908 FIRST AVE. 


0. K. Barber Shop 


You are always welcome at the 0. K. 
Barber Shop, next door to postoffice. 
Your trade will be appreciated by us. 

First Class "White" Barbers 
P. A. Crawford, Proprietor 




Bell Phone 686 Peoples Phone 686 


International Floral Service 

Flowers by telegraph to any part of the 
world. Cut Flowers for all occasions. 


317 North 19th (City Hall) Birmingham. Ala. 



and manufacturer of 

Ornamental Leaded Art Glass, 
Mirrors, Picture Frames, Artists' 
Material, Etc 

Bell 1283 

No. 2022 First Ave. 

Peoples 239 
Birmingham, Ala. 

I Will Not be Responsible for Goods in Case of Fire 

East Lake Pressing Club 

Cleaning and Pressing 
of Every Kind 

Goods called for and delivered. Strict 
attention given all work. Your trade will 
be appreciated. 

7704 First Avenue 
Bell Phone 214 

J. H. Bledsoe, Prop. 

King's jwarner's 
Kash i 
Store | IceCream 

10 per cent, off to all { 

students and teachers. ! 

1923 Second Ave. 

Cotrell & 

Albany, N. Y. 
Makers of 

Caps and Gowns 

To the American Colleges 
from the Atlantic to the 

Class Contracts a 


J Howard College 

llf you want Shoes, 
! Collars, Shirts, Ties, 
and Gents' Furnish- 
ings, come to see 

T. W. Hayes 

108 College Station 

East Lake 


Lumber and Coal j 

We sell everything in Build- 
ing Material, Wholesale and 
Retail I 

First Ave. Coal & Lumber Co. | 

6424 First Ave., Birmingham, Ala. I 

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Are You in the Market 
for a Piano ? 




// you are, we believe we have some claims which you 
can not well afford to ignore. Remember, you are about to 
invest in something which should last you a lifetime. You 
want your Piano to look well — last well — and above all, hold 
its tone for years and years to come — isn 't that so ? 

AND that's exactly what 
you are assured of if you 
get your Piano from us. 
The makes of Pianos we sell are 
not new and untried. They are 
not experiments. They are 
known. Back of each and every 
make, are years of merit and 
distinction. Back of them are 
long years, during which they 
have been tried in tens of thou- 
sands of the best of America's 
homes just as fine gold is tried 
in a crucible — so you are not 
taking any chances with them 
whatsoever. Every risk has 
been eliminated. Every doubt 
has been removed by the TEST 


Forbes' Line of Pianos 




luab; $c (irrta 

3Frrttrl| Sc £am 




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3Jphsp iFrwrh 

E. E. Forbes Piano Company, 

1909 Third Avenue 
Birmingham, Alabama 

Complete Stock of Victrolas and Records 

Established 1885 


Jefferson County 
Savings Bank 

Corner 21st St, and Second Ave. 
Capital, Surplus and Profits 


K. F. Enslen Pres. Chas. E. Thomas, Vice-Pres 
Wm. (' Sterrett, Cashier \sm. D Enslen, Ajist Cashier 


Christian F. Enslen James A. Downey Eugene F. Enslen 

("has. E. Thomas T F. Wimherlv S P. King 

Geo. W. Harris Samuel Rich W. D. WckkI 

Does a General Banking Business. 
Allows 4'' Interest on Savings and 
Time Deposits. 

Your Bank Business Invited. 

Louis Piztiz 

" The Busy Corner" 
The Most Popular Store 

Cor. 2nd Ave. and 19th St. 
Chas. D, Reese 

Manufacturing Jeweler 

College; School and Class 

Pins and Rings 

Athletic Medals and 

122 Nassau St., New York 

"First Aid to the Dressy" 

Clothes — Hats 



The Empire Building is Next to Us" 

Frank McCree 

Everything New and Sanitary 

Eleven First-Class 


Always Pleased to Serve the Puhlic 

106 N. 20th St.. Empire Bldg. 

D. E. McKinley & Bro. 
Coal, Livery and Transfer 

Baggage Handled to and from Depots 

Good Driving Horses 
Picnic Wagons 

Telephones 104 

Dr. F. E. Perkins 

510-511 1st Nat. Bank Bldg. 

Birmingham, Alabama 

Cigarettes and Whiskey Do Not 
Make Blood and Muscle 







Who demand the utmost in styles. You'll find this store the spot. 
We invite you to view our lines of 

Adler-Rochester and College Brand Clothes 

Equal to Tailor 

Made, though priced at $18.00 up 

Sole Agents for 

Saks Special Shoes 

"Hanan Shoes 


bo.oO and S4.UU 
Binningala Hats. S3 

"Dunlap Hats" 

The Dixie Hats. $2 

Mail Orders Receive iLmtUi S'ClUli Cfllfltblttn l£lL Mail Orders Receive 

Prompt Attention clc-- £--_-. -r .-.-.:•.» _■ Prompt Attention 


Quality Workmanship Satisfaction 

Thomas J. Beckman Co. 

College and School 

Engravers. Stationers. Printers. 

27-29 Filbert St. Philadelphia. Pa. 

Let Us Frame That Picture 

Best Prices 

Art Framing Co. 

1926 Fourth Ave. 

W. D. Colby Decorating 

Wall Paper, Draperies. Rugs 

New Location 
1922 Third Avenue 

Residence Phone 145 

Dr. W. E. Prescott 

East Lake. Ala. 

Office at College Station 

th* Electric City Engraving Co. 






The best Cheap Life Insurance 



Optional Term Policy 





For Particulars, see 

P. C. RATLIFF, General Agent 

527-30 First National Bank Bldg. 

Webb Book Company 

2010 Second Avenue 
A place "Bookish" at all times 

If it's Bibles, Testaments, Gift Books, Library 
Books, Books for Boys and Girls, Books for Children 
— any Book you think of, Fountain Pen, School Sup- 
plies, Fine Stationery, Blank Books — then see or 
write us. We supply agents, wholesale and retail. 
Our 25c and 50c Books are great winners. 








Fancy Goods 






John W. O'Neill 

The Fair 

Wholesale and Retail 

2020 Second Avenue 
2021-2023 Third Avenue 

East Lake Drug 

East Lake, Alabama 

Drugs and Medicines, Cold Fountain 
Drinks, Toilet Articles, Perfumery Hair 
and Tooth Brushes, Rubber Goods, etc. 

Goods Always Fresh and Clean 

Careful and prompt attention given to 
Compounding Physicians' Prescriptions 

James Walker 


Howard College Boys 
and their friends will 
find the most stylish 
apparel for men at the 
fairest prices at 


1922-24 First Avenue 

Birmingham, Ala. 

For High Grade Photos 

Don 't Fail to See 

B o y e 1 1 

2008 1-2 Second Ave. 

Birmingham, Ala. 



He Will Please You 

Does All the College Work 



Standard Life Insurance Company 
Strongest in the South for the World 
Strongest in the World for the South 

By insuring your life in a Southern Company with Strength. Safety, 
and Absolute Security is the perfect consummation of patriotism and 
sound judgment. 

Old Line Policies that say what they mean and mean what they say. 
The General Agents for this Company are all old Howard Men. 


Agency Director 


General Agents for Alabama 
210-211 First National Bank Building 








Shoe Hospital 

5516 First Ave. 

Phones: Bell 9; Peoples 912 

John H. Nunnally 



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